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Last Updated: 02 July 2022

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16p11.2 duplication

The duplication of 16p11. 2 is a chromosomal transition in which a small amount of genetic material within chromosome 16 is abnormally copied. An affected people are also at an elevated risk of behavioral disorders. However, some people with the duplication have no documented physical or behavioral abnormalities. In people with a 16p11. 2 duplication, developmental delay and intellectual impairment can occur. About 80% of people with a 16p11. 2 duplication have problems related to speech or words. Both expressive language skills and receptive language skills can be harmed. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD) is one of the most common behavioral difficulties associated with this chromosomal transition, according to the researcher. Deutsch-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (D) is one of the most common behavioral disorders related to this chromosomal transition. About one in five people with a 16p11. 2 duplication are affected by autism spectrum disorder, which affects communication and social skills. Affected individuals are also at a higher risk of mental health issues, such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression.

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