Three unrelated patients with similar microdeletions of chromosome 14q32.11 with shared phenotypes including language and developmental delay, and four overlapping genes -CALM1, TTC7B, PSMC1, and RPS6KA5 have been presented. All four genes are expressed in the brain and have haploinsufficiency scores, which reflect low tolerance to loss of function variation. An insight on the genes in the overlapping region, which may influence the resulting phenotype has been provided. Given the three patients' similar phenotypes and lack of normal variation in this region, it was suggested that this microdeletion may be associated with developmental and language delay.
- developmental delay
- microdeletion 14q32.11