Approach to overgrowth syndromes in the genome era

Deepika D. Burkardt, Katrina Tatton-Brown, William Dobyns, John M. Graham

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This introduction to the special issue of AJMG Part C: Overgrowth Syndromes updates the current understanding of overgrowth syndromes. We clarify the terminology associated with overgrowth, review some common pathways to overgrowth and present a preliminary classification based on currently known genomic and epigenetic mechanisms. We introduce the articles of this issue—new research and reviews of well-established and recently described overgrowth syndromes of the brain, body or both.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-490
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics, Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

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  • epigenetic regulation
  • macrocephaly
  • megalencephaly
  • overgrowth


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