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Welcome to 1p36 Deletion

Syndrome Support & Awareness Group.


1p36 Deletion Syndrome also known as Monosomy 1p36 is a congenital genetic disorder characterized by moderate to severe intellectual disability, delayed growth, hypotonia, seizures, limited speech ability, malformations, hearing and vision impairment, heart defects and distinct facial features.

The condition is caused by a genetic deletion (loss of a segment of DNA) on the outermost band on the short arm (p) of chromosome 1. It is one of the most common deletion syndromes. It is estimated that the syndrome occurs in one in every 5,000 to 10,000 births.

Our Mission is to help individuals affected by chromosome 1p36 abnormalities overcome the obstacles they face to be able to lead healthy, happy and productive lives. We do this by providing support and education to their families and increasing awareness of chromosome 1p36 abnormalities in the public and medical community.

For more information about Monosomy 1p36 / 1p36 Deletion Syndrome please visit the following sites.




www.1p36dsa.org
1p36conference.blogspot.com





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