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Euro-MRX consortium: a unique collaboration

The Euro-MRX consortium is a collaboration of five institutes, which was established to identify genes involved in X-linked mental retardation (XLMR) and improve DNA diagnostics to facilitate proper counselling. The strength of the collaboration lies in the exchange of knowledge and materials between the participiants and third party researchers, which has resulted in a collection of clinical and molecular data of more than 600 well-characterized families. Moreover, 17 of the 82 genes known to be causally involved in XLMR were identified by, or in collaboration with, the consortium.

The participating institutes are listed below. To view the contact information of a particular participant, please click on the button to the right.

Main Participants:
Department of Human
Molecular Genetics
Max Planck Institute
for Molecular Genetics
Berlin, Germany
Centre for Human Genetics University Hospital Leuven Leuven, Belgium
Department of Human Genetics Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Genetics and Pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental and neuromuscular diseases Institut Cochin (IC) Paris, France
Unité de Génétique CHU Bretonneau Tours, France
Associated member:
Department of Clinical Genetics, Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy Maastricht University Medical Center Maastricht, The Netherlands