Genetics

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Health officials probe tie between Zika, paralyzing syndrome

Health officials say they're trying to determine if an unusual jump in cases of a rare nerve condition sometimes severe enough to cause paralysis is related to the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in at least two Latin ...

Medical research

Antiviral inhibits epidemic SARS, MERS and animal coronaviruses

A new antiviral drug candidate inhibits a broad range of coronaviruses, including the SARS and MERS coronaviruses, a multi-institutional team of investigators reports this week in Science Translational Medicine. The findings ...

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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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