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Elsevier and Molecular Genetics and Metabolism have generously granted the Dandy-Walker Alliance permission to bring you the full text of Molecular Genetics and Metabolism, vol 80, 2003, pp 36-54, Parisi et al., “Human malformations of the midbrain and hindbrain: review and proposed classification scheme”Elsevier and Current Opinion in Neurobiology also granted us permission to post the full text of Current Opinions in Neurobiology, vol 18, 2008, pp 12-19, Millen and Gleeson, “Cerebellar development and disease”

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In January 2017, doctors on our Scientific and Medical Advisory Board co-authored a paper in eLife zooming in on one particular part of the developing cerebellum – the rhombic lip – as a stem cell population particularly vulnerable to fetal insults during development that can cause Dandy-Walker. This adds to the body of knowledge on how a protein (SDF1α) affects a signaling factor (Foxc1) in the 6p25 gene located on chromosome 6 responsible for the posteria cerebellum developing and is key to understanding the posterior vermis.

 

In June 2017, published a paper in the American Journal of Medical Genetics sharing how they identified a mutated gene, ARMC9, as a ciliopathy-associated gene. This discovery brings us another step closer to defining the central biological mechanisms and a full genetic understanding of hindbrain malformations like Dandy-Walker Syndrome.

 

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