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  • Frequent Genetic Cause of Seizures Identified

    The etiology of seizures is highly heterogeneous and involves an unknown number of distinct genetic disorders. An international team of researchers recently defined recessive mutations in the UGDH gene as a novel and surprisingly frequent cause of seizures and developmental delay. By querying its…

  • A Novel Genetic Syndrome

    Standard genome-scale diagnostics fail to identify a pathogenic variant in up to 50% of patients. CENTOGENE’s free-of-charge ‘research analysis’ of such cases frequently provides strong evidence for yet undescribed gene-disease associations. As a recent example, bi-allelic loss-of-function variants…

  • Characterization of an Ultra-Rare Disorder

    Novel gene-disease associations are continuously being proposed, but the underlying evidence is frequently based on only a few patients from a single family. CENTOGENE’s focus on rare disease diagnostics has enabled us to internally confirm many pertinent observations. For a rare form of…

  • An Unorthodox Disease Mechanism

    Essential proteins are defined as those that are necessary for living. In theory, homozygous loss-of-function variants that only affect certain isoforms may still be found in living individuals. A recent study involving patients that were identified at CENTOGENE presents one of the first examples of…

  • Disease relevance of alternative splicing

    Alternative splicing of genes usually generates several isoforms. These may code for slightly differing proteins, the disease relevance of which is often not clear. Researchers from CENTOGENE, by reporting a representative example, emphasized the resulting challenges in a recent study. They…