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Researchers Isolate Gene For DiGeorge Syndrome -- The Most Common Genetic Cause Of Heart And Facial Birth Defects

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February 22, 1999
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University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
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Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have isolated the gene they believe is responsible for the most common genetic cause of heart and facial birth defects. Scientists have suspected for many years that a gene on chromosome 22 is responsible for these birth defects, but the identification of a single gene that could be involved in cardiac and facial defects has been elusive.

DALLAS - February 19, 1999 - Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have isolated the gene they believe is responsible for the most common genetic cause of heart and facial birth defects.


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University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas. "Researchers Isolate Gene For DiGeorge Syndrome -- The Most Common Genetic Cause Of Heart And Facial Birth Defects." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 February 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/02/990222073627.htm>.
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas. (1999, February 22). Researchers Isolate Gene For DiGeorge Syndrome -- The Most Common Genetic Cause Of Heart And Facial Birth Defects. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/02/990222073627.htm
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas. "Researchers Isolate Gene For DiGeorge Syndrome -- The Most Common Genetic Cause Of Heart And Facial Birth Defects." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/02/990222073627.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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