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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 543-546, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-981785

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the clinical and genetic characteristics of two children with developmental delay.@*METHODS@#Two children who had presented at the Children's Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University on August 18, 2021 were enrolled as the study subjects. Clinical and laboratory examination, chromosomal karyotyping and high-throughput sequencing were carried out for both children.@*RESULTS@#Both children had a 46,XX karyotype. High-throughput sequencing showed that they have respectively carried a c.489delG (p.Q165Rfs*14) and a c.1157_1158delAT (p.Y386Cfs*22) frameshifting variant of the CTCF gene, both had a de novo origin and were unreported previously.@*CONCLUSION@#The CTCF gene variants probably underlay the development delay in the two children. Above discovery has enriched the mutational spectrum of the CTCF gene and has important implications for revealing the genotype-phenotype correlation for similar patients.


Subject(s)
Child , Humans , Developmental Disabilities/genetics , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Intellectual Disability/genetics , Karyotyping , Mutation
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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 1508-1511, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1009330

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the clinical characteristics and genetic basis of two brothers featuring X-linked alpha thalassemia mental retardation (ATR-X) syndrome.@*METHODS@#An infant who had presented at the Qilu Children's Hospital in 2020 for unstable upright head and inability to roll over and his family were selected as the study subjects. The clinical features of the child and one of his brothers were summarized, and their genomic DNA was subjected to targeted capture and next generation sequencing (NGS).@*RESULTS@#The brothers had presented with mental retardation and facial dysmorphisms. NGS revealed that they had both harbored a hemizygous c.5275C>A variant of the ATRX gene located on the X chromosome, which was inherited from their mother.@*CONCLUSION@#The siblings were diagnosed with ATR-X syndrome. The discovery of the c.5275C>A variant has enriched the mutational spectrum of the ATRX gene.


Subject(s)
Humans , Infant , Male , alpha-Thalassemia/diagnosis , Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated Proteins/genetics , East Asian People , Intellectual Disability/genetics , Mental Retardation, X-Linked/diagnosis , Pedigree , X-linked Nuclear Protein/genetics
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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 1345-1349, 2023.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1009301

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OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the clinical and genetic characteristics of three Chinese pedigrees affected with Citrullinemia type I (CTLN1).@*METHODS@#Three children diagnosed at the Children's Hospital Affiliated to Shandong University from 2017 to 2020 were selected as the study subjects. Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood samples of the probands and their parents. Next generation sequencing (NGS) was carried out to detect pathological variants of the probands. Sanger sequencing was used for validating the candidate variant among the pedigrees.@*RESULTS@#The probands have respectively carried compound heterozygous variants of c.207_209delGGA and c.1168G>A, c.349G>A and c.364-1G>A, c.470G>A and c.970G>A of the ASS1 gene, which were respectively inherited from their parents.@*CONCLUSION@#The newly discovered c.207_209delGGA and c.364-1G>A variants have enriched the mutational spectrum of the ASS1 gene. And the mutation spectrum of Chinese CTLN1 patients is heterogeneous.


Subject(s)
Child , Humans , Argininosuccinate Synthase/genetics , Citrullinemia/genetics , East Asian People , Mutation , Pedigree
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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 428-432, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928435

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a child manifesting with intellectual disability, language delay and autism spectrum disorder.@*METHODS@#Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood samples of the child and his family members, and subjected to whole exome sequencing. Candidate variants were verified by Sanger sequencing and interpreted according to the guidelines of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.@*RESULTS@#The child was found to harbor a heterozygous c.568C>T (p.Q190X) nonsense variant of the ADNP gene, which was not detected in either parent by Sanger sequencing.@*CONCLUSION@#The clinical and genetic testing both suggested that the child has Helsmoortel-van der Aa syndrome due to ADNP gene mutation, which is extremely rare in China.


Subject(s)
Child , Humans , Abnormalities, Multiple/genetics , Autism Spectrum Disorder/genetics , Autistic Disorder/genetics , Heterozygote , Homeodomain Proteins/genetics , Intellectual Disability/genetics , Mutation , Nerve Tissue Proteins/genetics , Rare Diseases
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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 316-320, 2022.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-928410

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic etiology of a small-for-date infant with gastrointestinal bleeding, developmental delay and thrombocytopenia (Zhu-Tokita-Takenouchi-Kim syndrome).@*METHODS@#Clinical and laboratory examinations were carried out for the patient. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) was used to detect potential variant associated with the disease. Candidate variant was verified by Sanger sequencing of the child and her parents.@*RESULTS@#NGS revealed that the child has carried a heterozygous c.5751_5754del variant of the SON gene, which resulted in a frameshift p.V1918Efs*87. The same variant was detected in neither parent.@*CONCLUSION@#The heterozygous variant of SON gene probably underlay the ZTTK syndrome in this child. Above finding has enriched the mutational spectrum of the SON gene and provides a basis for genetic counseling and clinical decision-making.


Subject(s)
Child , Female , Humans , Infant , Family , Genetic Testing , Heterozygote , Intellectual Disability/genetics , Mutation
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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 565-568, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879627

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a child featuring global developmental delay.@*METHODS@#DNA was extracted from peripheral blood sample taken from the patient and subjected to whole exome sequencing. Suspected variants were verified by Sanger sequencing of his family members.@*RESULTS@#A heterozygous c.239T>C (p.Ile80Thr) variant of the GNB1 gene was detected in the proband, which was a verified to be de novo in origin.@*CONCLUSION@#The heterozygous c.239T>C (p.Ile80Thr) variant of the GNB1 gene probably underlay the disease in this child.


Subject(s)
Child , Humans , Arthrogryposis , Family , GTP-Binding Protein beta Subunits , Heterozygote , Intellectual Disability/genetics , Exome Sequencing
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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 423-426, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-828310

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OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the clinical and genetic characteristics of an infant girl featuring comprehensive developmental backwardness.@*METHODS@#The patient was subjected to clinical examination, gas chromatography mass spectrometry and next-generation sequencing (NGS).@*RESULTS@#The child was insensitive to sound, could not turn over, raise head, laugh or recognize his mother. Laboratory tests were all normal, but metabolic analysis suggested 3-methylglutaconic aciduria due to elevated 3-methylglutaconic acid and 3-methylglutaric acid. NGS has detected two compound heterozygous CLPB variants in the child, namely c.1085G>A and c.1700A>C, which were respectively inherited from her father and mother. Bioinformatic analysis predicted both variants to be pathogenic. The patient was diagnosed with 3-methylglutaconic aciduria type VII (MGCA7).@*CONCLUSION@#The MGCA7 in the child was probably caused by CLPB gene variants. NGS has provided a powerful diagnostic tool for this rare disorder.


Subject(s)
Female , Humans , Infant , Endopeptidase Clp , Genetics , Genetic Testing , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Metabolism, Inborn Errors , Genetics
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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 1005-1008, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-827756

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the clinical features and molecular basis of a Chinese pedigree with two siblings affected by cytochrome P450 oxidoreductase deficiency (PORD).@*METHODS@#Clinical features of the patients were reviewed, and their genomic DNA was subjected to next generation sequencing (NGS).@*RESULTS@#The two siblings presented peculiar facies, genital hypoplasia and skeletal deformity. NGS revealed that both have carried compound heterozygous variants of the POR gene, namely c.1370G>A and c.517-19_517-10delGGCCCCTGTGinsC, which were respectively inherited from their parents.@*CONCLUSION@#Both siblings were diagnosed with PORD based on sequencing of the POR gene. The newly discovered POR c.517-19_517-10delGGCCCCTGTGinsC has enriched the spectrum of PORD-related genetic variants.

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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 1014-1017, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-827754

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OBJECTIVE@#To validate the diagnosis of an infant with elevated urine 3-methylglutaconic acid (3-MGA) through sequencing of the CLPB gene.@*METHODS@#Genomic DNA of the infant was sequenced by next generation sequencing (NGS), and candidate pathogenic variants were verified by Sanger sequencing and bioinformatics analysis.@*RESULTS@#NGS has revealed that the infant has carried a c.1085G>A (p.Arg362Gln) and a c.1700A>C (p.Tyr567Ser) of the CLPB gene, which were respectively inherited from her parents. Among these, c.1085G>A (p.Arg362Gln) is a novel variant which was unreported previously, and based on the ACMG guidelines, it was predicted to be a possible pathogenic variant.@*CONCLUSION@#Compound heterozygous variants c.1085G>A (p.Arg362Gln) and c.1700A>C (p.Tyr567Ser) of the CLPB gene probably underlay the disease in this infant. Genetic testing has confirmed the diagnosis.

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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 1120-1123, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-827730

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a Chinese boy featuring developmental delay and epilepsy.@*METHODS@#Clinical data of the patient was collected. Genomic DNA of the patient and his parents was extracted and subjected to high-throughput sequencing. Pathogenicity of the variant was predicted and validated.@*RESULTS@#Sequencing results showed that the patient has carried a de novo c.1470delA (p.V491Ffs*6) variant of the UBE3A gene, which was predicted to be pathogenic.@*CONCLUSION@#The frameshift variant c.1470delA (p.V491Ffs*6) probably underlay the disorders in this child.

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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 452-454, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826557

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the clinical and genetic features of a patient with mental retardation.@*METHODS@#G-Banding chromosomal karyotyping and high-throughput sequencing was carried out for the child. Suspected variant was validated in his family by Sanger sequencing and bioinformatic analysis.@*RESULTS@#The patient was found to carry a de novo heterozygous c.4090G>T (p.Gly1364X) variant of the ASXL3 gene, which was known to predispose to Bainbridge-Ropers syndrome.@*CONCLUSION@#The nonsense c.4090G>T (p.Gly1364X) variant probably accounts for the disease in this patient.


Subject(s)
Child , Humans , Codon, Nonsense , Developmental Disabilities , Genetics , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Intellectual Disability , Genetics , Phenotype , Syndrome , Transcription Factors , Genetics
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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 539-542, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826538

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis of a proband with distinctive facial features, global developmental delay, seizures and hypoplasia of corpus callosum through next generation sequencing (NGS).@*METHODS@#Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral blood samples of the proband and his family members. Whole exome and flanking sequences were screened by NGS. Suspected variants were verified by Sanger sequencing.@*RESULTS@#The proband was found to carry a heterozygous c.2824G>T (p.G942X) variant of the ZEB2 gene, which was verified by Sanger sequencing to be a de novo variant.@*CONCLUSION@#The heterozygous c.2824G>T (p.G942X) variant of the ZEB2 gene probably underlies the Mowat-Wilson syndrome in the proband.


Subject(s)
Humans , Facies , Genetic Variation , Heterozygote , Hirschsprung Disease , Genetics , Intellectual Disability , Genetics , Microcephaly , Genetics , Exome Sequencing , Zinc Finger E-box Binding Homeobox 2 , Genetics
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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 551-554, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826535

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a female patient featuring unstable head upright and hypotonia of limbs.@*METHODS@#The child was examined clinically. Peripheral blood samples of the child, her parents and siblings were collected. Genomic DNA was extracted and subjected to next generation sequencing (NGS). Suspected variant was verified by Sanger sequencing and bioinformatic analysis.@*RESULTS@#DNA sequencing found that the patient has carried a de novo heterozygous c.354C>A (p.N118K) variant of the CHRND gene, which was not found in her parents and sibling. Bioinformatics analysis predicted that the variant was likely to be pathogenic. Literature review suggested that the phenotype of the patient was very similar to previously reported ones.@*CONCLUSION@#The child was diagnosed with slow-channel congenital myasthenic syndrome (SCCMS) type 3A caused by heterozygous variant of the CHRND gene. NGS has provided a powerful tool for the diagnosis of such disorders.


Subject(s)
Child , Female , Humans , Genetic Testing , Heterozygote , High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing , Mutation , Myasthenic Syndromes, Congenital , Genetics , Pathology , Receptors, Cholinergic , Genetics
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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 653-656, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826513

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a child suspected for hypokalemic periodic paralysis.@*METHODS@#Clinical data of the patient was collected, and venous blood samples were taken from the patient and his parents for the extraction of genomic DNA. Next generation sequencing (NGS) with target capture was carried out to detect potential variants. Suspected variants were validated by Sanger sequencing.@*RESULTS@#The child developed fatigue without obvious reason at the age of 15. Laboratory test revealed hypokalemia but normal serum magnesium. Genetic testing discovered that he has carried two variants in the SLC12A3 gene, namely c.179C>T and c.539C>A. The patient was diagnosed with Gitelman syndrome.@*CONCLUSION@#For children with hypokalemia, genetic testing should be considered for the differential diagnosis of Gitelman syndrome from hypokalemia due to other causes.

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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 661-664, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826511

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the clinical and genetic features of a Chinese girl featuring mental retardation, intellectual disability, language development delay and epilepsy.@*METHODS@#G-banded chromosomal karyotyping was carried out for the child. Genomic DNA of the patient and her parents was extracted and subjected to high-throughput sequencing. The results were analyzed with bioinformatic tools and validated by Sanger sequencing.@*RESULTS@#The karyotype of the child was ascertained as 46,XX. Sequencing result showed that she has carried a de novo heterozygous c.1861C>T (p.R621X) variant of the SYNGAP1 gene.@*CONCLUSION@#The nonsense variant c.1861C>T (p.R621X) of the SYNGAP1 gene probably underlies the disease in this child. Above result has enabled genetic diagnosis and counseling for her family.

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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 669-672, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826509

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic etiology of a child with lymphangiectasia and lymphedema.@*METHODS@#DNA sample of the patient was extracted and subjected to whole exome sequencing. Suspected variants were verified by Sanger sequencing.@*RESULTS@#The patient was found to carry compound heterozygote variants (c.521G>A and c.472C>T) of the CCBE1 gene, which were respectively inherited from his parents.@*CONCLUSION@#The compound heterozygote variants of the CCBE1 gene probably underlie the disease in this child.

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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 736-738, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826498

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis of a Chinese patient featuring global developmental delay.@*METHODS@#Peripheral venous blood samples from the proband and his parents and sister were taken for the extraction of DNA. Target capture and next generation sequencing was carried out to detect genetic variants associated with the disease. Suspected variant was validated by Sanger sequencing.@*RESULTS@#Genetic testing discovered that the proband has carried hemizygous c.150G>T and c.150+1G>T variants of the KDM5C gene which are inherited from his mother. His younger sister also carried the variants. The c.150+1G>A variant was unreported previously, which has altered a splice site and was predicted to be pathogenic by bioinformatics analysis.@*CONCLUSION@#The hemizygous c.150+1G>T variant of the KDM5C gene, known to underlie X-linked Claes-Jensen type syndromic mental retardation, probably accounts for the disorder in the patient. Identification of this variant has enriched the variant spectrum of the KDM5C gene.

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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 743-746, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826496

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a child with clinically suspected nephronophthisis (NPHP).@*METHODS@#Peripheral blood samples of the patient and her parents were collected subjected to high-throughput sequencing. Sanger sequencing was used to verify the gene variants.@*RESULTS@#The patient, a 7-year-old girl with congenital blindness, was admitted to a local hospital due to repeated vomiting for 7-8 days and then transferred to author's hospital due to renal failure. Her urine occult bloods (3+) and urine protein (1+) were abnormal. Her blood urea nitrogen and creatinine showed a significant progressive increase. Renal ultrasound showed a mild enlargement in bilateral renal, increased echogenicity, loss of corticomedullary differentiation, and the presence of cysts in both kidneys. No familial genetic history was found in the family of patient and the child was clinically diagnosed with nephronophthisis. The proband was found to harbor compound heterozygous variants of the CEP290 gene, namely c.2587-2A>T and c.2251C>T, which were inherited from her mother and father, respectively. Based on the ACMG guidelines, both variants were predicted to be pathogenic.@*CONCLUSION@#The patient was diagnosed with NPHP type 6 due to variants of the CEP290 gene. Above finding has provided new evidence for the genotype-phenotype correlation of this disease.

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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 843-846, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-826474

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis for a child featuring short stature.@*METHODS@#G-banded karyotyping, chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) and high-throughput sequencing were carried out on peripheral blood sample from the child.@*RESULTS@#The karyotype of the child was ascertained as 45,XY,-4[3]/46,XY,r(4)(p16q35)[84]/47,XY,-4,r(4)(p16q25)*2[7]/48,XY,-4,r(4)(p16q35)*3[1]/46,XY,dic r(4;4)(p16q35;p16q35)[2]/46,XY,add(4)(p16)[3]. A 647 kb deletion at 4p16.3 was identified by CMA, which encompassed 6 OMIM genes including ZNF141, PIGG, PDE6B, ATP5I, PCGF3 and MYL5. High-throughput sequencing has identified no pathogenic/likely pathogenic variants consistent with the clinical symptoms.@*CONCLUSION@#A rare ring chromosome 4 syndrome was identified by combined chromosomal karyotyping, CMA and high-throughput sequencing. Conventional cytogenetic analysis and genetic testing in combine have enabled the diagnosis in this case.

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Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics ; (6): 41-43, 2020.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-781298

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the genetic basis of a patient featuring global developmental delay, intellectual disability, cleft palate, seizures and hypotonia.@*METHODS@#Clinical examination and laboratory tests were carried out. Peripheral blood samples were obtained from the patient and his parents. Whole genomic DNA was extracted and subjected to next generation sequencing. Candidate variation was analyzed by using bioinformatic software and validated by Sanger sequencing.@*RESULTS@#The proband was found to carry a heterozygous c.2117T>C (p.Leu706Pro) variant of the NEDD4L gene, which was a de novo variant validated by Sanger sequencing and predicted to be likely pathogenic according to the American College of Medical Genetics Guidelines.@*CONCLUSION@#The heterozygous variant of c.2117T>C (p.Leu706Pro) of the NEDD4L gene probably underlies the disorders in the patient.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Genetic Testing , Heterozygote , Intellectual Disability , Genetics , Mutation , Nedd4 Ubiquitin Protein Ligases , Genetics , Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia , Genetics
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