VCFS Data Base Established At the annual meeting of the Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome Educational Foundation at Stanford University on June 27, 1997, the membership approved a plan to establish a data base listing the anomalies present in each affected individual known to The Foundation. This information has been stored in a data base that will ... Article
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VCFS Data Base Established
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VCFS Data Base Established
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, October 1998, Vol. 8, 11. doi:10.1044/ssod8.1.11
SIG 5 Perspectives on Speech Science and Orofacial Disorders, October 1998, Vol. 8, 11. doi:10.1044/ssod8.1.11
At the annual meeting of the Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome Educational Foundation at Stanford University on June 27, 1997, the membership approved a plan to establish a data base listing the anomalies present in each affected individual known to The Foundation. This information has been stored in a data base that will be accessible to all lay and professional members of The Foundation. This data base will serve several purposes:
  1. It will allow the professional members studying VCFS to have the most complete data on the expression of the syndrome. For example, if a clinician has a patient who has, in addition to the more typical abnormalities associated with VCFS, abnormal bones of the upper spine, it would be important for the clinician to know if this was unrelated to the diagnosis (therefore requiring further exploration), or a less common manifestation of VCFS. This type of inquiry will allow clinicians to obtain the most up-to-date information about VCFS possible.

  2. Lay members will be able to determine if the abnormalities in their children are caused by the syndrome. Data will be made available in response to questions for any member.

  3. It will allow molecular geneticists to determine if any of the genes they are studying result in specific abnormalities consistent with the gene effect.

  4. The data obtained will be published in a scientific article and the foundation’s own monograph. This will allow information to be distributed widely to the professional community around the world.

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