Low-cost Test Can Screen for Chromosome 15 Disorders Like Angelman

Low-cost Test Can Screen for Chromosome 15 Disorders Like Angelman

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Low-cost Test Can Screen for Chromosome 15 Disorders Like Angelman

A new low-cost molecular test can accurately distinguish people with Angelman syndrome from those without the disease and those with other chromosome 15 imprinting disorders, a study shows. While the test cannot identify about 10% of Angelman cases, these findings highlight the feasibility of using it in newborn screening for this and other chromosome 15 imprinting disorders, the researchers noted. Still, further studies are needed to confirm the diagnostic value of the test. The study,…

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