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Mol Genet Metab. 2002 Dec;77(4):291-5.

A new gene, EVC2, is mutated in Ellis-van Creveld syndrome.

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Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Room 107, 303 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01604, USA.


Ellis-van Creveld syndrome (EvC; MIM 225500) is an autosomal recessive chondrodysplastic dwarfism. Thus far, the identified mutations in the EVC gene located on chromosome 4p16 have only accounted for illness in a small proportion of affected individuals. In this report we describe a novel gene, EVC2, that is mutated in an Ashkenazi individual with EvC syndrome. Our findings demonstrate for the first time that the heterogeneity observed in this disorder is not solely the result of mutations in a single gene.

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