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Further considerations concerning non-invasive prenatal diagnosis of craniosynostosis based on the identification of an 18 bp deletion in the TWIST1 gene by COLD-PCR

  • Silvia Galbiati EMAIL logo , Stefania Stenirri , Luca Sbaiz , Marco Barberis , Laura Cremonesi , Gabriella Restagno and Maurizio Ferrari

Corresponding author: Silvia Galbiati, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Genomic Unit for the Diagnosis of Human Pathologies, Center for Translational Genomics and Bioinformatics, Via Olgettina 60, 20132 Milan, Italy, Phone: + 39 02 26434358, Fax: + 39 02 26434351, E-mail:
aGabriella Restagno and Maurizio Ferrari contributed equally to this work.


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Received: 2013-12-30
Accepted: 2014-1-8
Published Online: 2014-4-4
Published in Print: 2014-7-1

©2014 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

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