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Greig Cephalopolysyndactyly (GCPS) Contiguous Gene Syndrome in a Boy with a 14 Mb Deletion in Region 7p13-14 Caused by a Paternal Balanced Insertion (5; 7) [Expression of Concern]

Authors Schulz S, Volleth M, Muschke P, Wieland I, Wieacker P

Received 19 February 2021

Accepted for publication 19 February 2021

Published 5 March 2021 Volume 2021:14 Pages 87—88

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/TACG.S307411


Schulz S, Volleth M, Muschke P, Wieland I, Wieacker P. Appl Clin Genet. 2008;1:19–22.

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