Weaver Syndrome

Gene discovered for Weaver syndrome

Scientists have found a gene that causes Weaver syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that typically causes large size at birth, tall stature, developmental delay during childhood, and intellectual disability. Published today ...

Dec 15, 2011
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Weaver syndrome (also called Weaver-Williams syndrome) is a congenital disorder associated with rapid growth beginning in the prenatal period, a characteristic facial appearance and certain skeletal features. It was first described by Weaver in 1974.

It can be associated with NSD1. A second gene Histone-lysine N-methyltransferase has also been associated with this disease.

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