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Short Telomere Syndromes

Short Telomere Syndromes


For Patients

How genetic mistakes cause short telomere diseases [PDF]

Advanced Microscopy Centre (including the ACRF Telomere Analysis Centre) [link]
This webpage takes you behind the scenes at CMRI's specialised facility for cancer research (including telomere analysis).

Dyskeratosis Congenita Outreach Pacific (DCOP) [website]
This links to the website of a group of patients and family members in Australian and New Zealand who are affected by Dyskeratosis Congenita and related diseases caused by short telomeres, and scientists and clinicians who focus on these conditions.

For Clinicians

Telomere length testing by FLOW FISH at CHW [PDF]
Information for clinicians on how to get telomere length measurements done at Children's Hospital Westmead.

Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Syndrome (IBMFS) Register information [DOCX]
A database of information about patients is being set up to improve the understanding of short telomere diseases, and other hereditary causes of bone marrow failure, and to improve their medical care.

Review article on the clinical features of the short telomere syndromes [link]

Dyskeratosis Congenita and Telomere Biology Disorders: Diagnosis and Management Guidelines [PDF]
These clinical care guidelines, published by Dyskeratosis Congenita Outreach Inc., provide background information and general clinical guidance.

Example of Telomere Research at CMRI