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PRENATAL CYTOGENETIC DIAGNOSIS BY ARRAY-BASED COPY NUMBER ANALYSIS (MICROARRAY) - FOLLOW-UP

Principal Investigator:  Rebecca Clifton, Ph.D.
Homepage:  https://microarray.bsc.gwu.edu/

 
The Biostatistics Center serves as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the Prenatal Cytogenetic Diagnosis by Array-Based Copy Number Analysis (Microarray) Follow-up Study. The goals of this multi-center collaborative study are to 1) ascertain the frequency of specific copy number variants (CNVs) identified prenatally through microarray analysis, 2) evaluate in detail through continued follow-up of the children to age 3, the phenotypes associated with CNVs of known or uncertain clinical significance, and 3) evaluate the educational, counseling and psychosocial implications of microarray testing as it is introduced as a standard prenatal diagnostic procedure. This study is funded by a subagreement with Columbia University under a Grant awarded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Cooperative Agreement 5U01-HD055651 (2012-2017).)