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Research Article

Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy: Incomplete Suppression of a Retrotransposed Gene

  • Lauren Snider equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lauren Snider, Linda N. Geng

    Affiliation: Division of Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Linda N. Geng equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lauren Snider, Linda N. Geng

    Affiliation: Division of Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Richard J. L. F. Lemmers,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Michael Kyba,

    Affiliation: Lillehei Heart Institute and Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Carol B. Ware,

    Affiliation: Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Angelique M. Nelson,

    Affiliation: Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Rabi Tawil,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America

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  • Galina N. Filippova,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Silvère M. van der Maarel,

    Affiliation: Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Stephen J. Tapscott mail,

    stapscot@fhcrc.org

    Affiliations: Division of Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America, Department of Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Daniel G. Miller

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: October 28, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001181

About the Authors

Lauren Snider, Linda N. Geng, Stephen J. Tapscott
Division of Human Biology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Richard J. L. F. Lemmers, Silvère M. van der Maarel
Department of Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
Michael Kyba
Lillehei Heart Institute and Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
Carol B. Ware, Angelique M. Nelson
Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Rabi Tawil
Department of Neurology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States of America
Galina N. Filippova, Stephen J. Tapscott
Department of Neurology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Daniel G. Miller
Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: stapscot@fhcrc.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LS LNG RT GNF SMvdM SJT DGM. Performed the experiments: LS LNG RJLFL GNF DGM. Analyzed the data: LS LNG RJLFL RT GNF SJT DGM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RJLFL MK CBW AMN RT. Wrote the paper: SJT.