Fragile X-related element 2 methylation analysis may provide a suitable option for inclusion of fragile X syndrome and/or sex chromosome aneuploidy into newborn screening: a technical validation study
Yoshimi Inaba, Amy S Herlihy, Charles E Schwartz, Cindy Skinner, Quang M Bui, Joanna Cobb, Elva Z Shi, David Francis, Alison Arvaj, David J Amor, Kate Pope, Tiffany Wotton, Jonathan Cohen, Jacqueline K Hewitt, Randi J Hagerman, Sylvia A Metcalfe, John L Hopper, Danuta Z Loesch, Howard R Slater, David E Godler
Genetics in Medicine | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2013
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We thank the study participants and their families for their contribution. We also thank Alison Archibald for recruitment and collection of saliva DNA samples from male and female controls, and James Pitt, Nick Tzanakos, and other members of the Newborn Screening Laboratory at the Victorian Clinical Genetics Services for retrieval of residual newborn blood spots. We thank Benjamin Ong from the Sequenom Platform Facility at the Murdoch Chlidrens Research Institute for his assistance with MALDI-TOF MS application. We also thank Christopher Boyer of Bio-Link Australia Pty. for critical review of the manuscript. This work was supported by the Victorian government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program, an NHMRC development grant (no. 1017263 to H. R. S. and D. E. G.), the E.W. Al Thrasher Award, USA (to H. R. S. and D. E. G.), a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant, USA (HD36071 to D.Z.L. and R.J.H.), Andrology Australia, and Monash University and in part by a grant from the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs.D.E.G. is an inventor on a patent related to the technology described in this article. R.J.H. has received grant funding from Roche, Novartis, Seaside Therapeutics, Forest, and Curemark for treatment studies in fragile X syndrome or autism. She has also consulted with Novartis regarding treatment of fragile X syndrome. The other authors declare no conflict of interest.