We have conducted, in 64 affected families, a study of linkage between the anonymous DNA segment pB79a (D7S13) and the locus for cystic fibrosis (CF) on chromosome 7q. The maximum lod score was 12.60 at θ = .08 (confidence bounds .045-.135). Although D7S13 is not sufficiently close to CF for routine use in DNA-based prenatal diagnosis, it will be helpful in certain families when other nearby markers are uninformative. D7S13 will also be useful for refining the linkage map of the CF region.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||American Journal of Human Genetics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1987|
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