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What happens when some genetic material is missing?

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 52 years experience
Abnormalities: Loss of genetic material is called a deletion, if less than a whole chromosome or oartial or complete monosomy if it is a sizeable part or a complete loss of a chromosome. It often results in loss of the fetus (miscarriage) but smaller losses/deletions can result in poor growth before and after birth, congenital birth defects, delays in development, and recognizeable syndromes with anomalies.

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