Definitions

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  • n. A genetic mutation resulting from the deletion of a small part of a chromosome, usually involving many genes.

Etymologies

micro- +‎ deletion (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Although accounting for only a small portion of cases, this tiny missing section of genetic material, called a microdeletion, has repeatedly turned up in genetic studies of schizophrenia and is an indisputable risk factor for the illness.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • It was also known a mutation in the suspect site on chromosome 22 boosts schizophrenia risk 30-fold and the investigators said that tiny missing section of genetic material, called a microdeletion, has often turned up in genetic studies of schizophrenia.

    The Money Times

  • A unique opportunity to study the contribution of this mechanism to stereotypes is afforded by individuals with the microdeletion disorder Williams syndrome (WS), in which social fear is absent, leading to an unusually friendly, high approachability behaviour, including towards strangers.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Children Who Form No Racial Stereotypes Found”

  • Generation 22: Association des personnes atteintes d'une microdeletion 22q11 et leur familles

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  • A unique opportunity to study the contribution of this mechanism to stereotypes is afforded by individuals with the microdeletion disorder Williams syndrome WS, in which social fear is absent, leading to an unusually friendly, high approachability behaviour, including towards strangers.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Children Who Form No Racial Stereotypes Found”

  • Examples include Klinefelter syndrome and microdeletion in the Y chromosome among men and Turner syndrome and specific deletions in the X chromosome among women.

    A Baby at Last!

  • The condition's name describes a location on the 22nd chromosome, where a tiny bit of genetic information is missing: a microdeletion.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • This discovery coincides with the 15th anniversary of the first identification of the link between schizophrenia and a genetic mutation - a microdeletion on human chromosome 22 - known as 22q11 deletion, by Columbia Psychiatry researcher Maria Karayiorgou, M.D., a coauthor on the research.

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  • Corrigendum to: The 2q23. 1 microdeletion syndrome: clinical and behavioural phenotype

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  • In contrast, the DOCK4 deletion was present in multiple individuals without autism, but this gene microdeletion co-segregated with reading difficulties.

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