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Localization of the achondroplasia gene to the distal 2.5 Mb of human chromosome 4p

C A Francomano, R I Ortiz de Luna, T W Hefferon, G A Bellus, C E Turner, E Taylor, D A Meyers, S H Blanton, J C Murray, I McIntosh
Human Molecular Genetics 1994, 3 (5): 787-92
Achondroplasia has been mapped to 4p16.3 using 18 multigenerational families with achondroplasia and 10 short tandem repeat polymorphic markers from this region. No evidence of genetic heterogeneity was found. Analysis of a recombinant family localizes the achondroplasia locus to the 2.5 Mb region between D4S43 and the telomere. Multipoint linkage analysis favors placement telomeric of D4S412. The establishment of closely linked markers will facilitate positional cloning of the achondroplasia gene and permit prenatal diagnosis of homozygous achondroplasia for at risk couples.

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