7q11.23 Duplication

Below is a summary for 7q11.23 duplication observed in research publications. This is not meant to take the place of medical advice.

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The online Gene Guide includes more information about 7q11.23 duplication such as the chance of having another child with this condition, behavior and development concerns linked to 7q11.23 duplication or specialists to consider for people with this condition. Share this resource with family members or your clinical providers.

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What is 7q11.23 duplication syndrome?

7q11.23 duplication syndrome can affect communication, social, and learning skills. 7q11.23 duplication syndrome is also known as Williams-Beuren Region Duplication Syndrome. People who have 7q11.23 duplication syndrome may have:

  • Distinct facial features
  • Speech delay
  • Behavior issues, including anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism
  • Developmental delay

What causes 7q11.23 duplication syndrome?

7q11.23 duplication syndrome happens when someone has an extra piece of chromosome 7, one of the body’s 46 chromosomes. Chromosomes are structures in our cells that house our genes.

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Gene Reviews are a great resource to bring to your child’s clinicians. These publications provide a summary of current research on genetic conditions and information on ongoing care. Check out the GeneReviews for 7q11.23 Duplication.


Research Article Summaries

We currently do not have any article summaries for 7q11.23 Duplication, but we add resources to our website as they become available. The information available about 7q11.23 Duplication is limited, and families and doctors share a critical need for more information. As we learn more from children who have this gene change, we expect our list of resources and information to grow. Full versions of published research articles can be found on PubMed. PubMed is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) online database that is free. It has a collection of both medical and scientific research articles. A PubMed search for 7q11.23 Duplication articles can be found here. You can also visit the Simons Foundation’s SFARI Gene website to see information for researchers about this gene.


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FaceMatch is a platform that helps parents and doctors contribute to an international secure image database of both undiagnosed and diagnosed children across the globe. *This study is not affiliated with Simons Searchlight. Learn more about FaceMatch.


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