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The latest Simons Searchlight report includes updated information on your genetic community and analyzes developmental growth charts based on the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (Vineland-3) survey. This data shows skills at different ages and helps doctors and researchers understand how these skills change over time. Watch our short video to understand the charts better.
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What does it mean to have a 16p11.2 deletion ?
Genes provide our body’s instructions. Our body carries genes in structures called chromosomes. We have two copies of each chromosome, one from the birth father and one from the birth mother. Sometimes people are born with extra or missing sections of chromosomes. Extra or missing genetic material can impact health, learning, and behavior. The effects vary based on the location and size of the changes and what the genes there do.
People with 16p11.2 deletions are missing a section of one of their two chromosome 16s.
People with 16p11.2 deletions appear to have an increased risk for development problems, which may or may not include autism. The information available about 16p11.2 deletions is limited, and families and doctors share a critical need for more information. Simons Searchlight participants help doctors and scientists find new information about the effects of 16p11.2 deletions.
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