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Cri du chat syndrome

Cri du chat syndromeis a group of symptoms that result from missing a piece of chromosomechromosome number 5. The syndrome’s name is based on the infant’s cry, which is high-pitched and sounds like a cat. CausesCauses Cri du chat syndrome is rare. It happens when genetic information on chromosome 5 is missing. One missing piece, called TERT (telomerase reverse transcriptase) is involved in control of cell growth, and may play a role in how some of the features of this [...]

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