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What does it mean to have a 16p11.2 duplication ?
Sometimes people are born with extra or missing sections of chromosomes. 16p11.2 duplication syndrome happens when someone has an extra piece of chromosome 16, one of the body’s 46 chromosomes. Chromosomes are structures in our cells that house our genes.
People with 16p11.2 duplications have an extra section in one of their two chromosome 16s.
People with 16p11.2 duplications appear to have an increased risk for developmental problems, including autism. Depending on what genetic information is added, the addition can impact a person’s health, learning, and behavior. The information available about 16p11.2 duplications 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 duplications.
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