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Infanticide vs. inherited cardiac arrhythmias

Brohus, Malene; Arsov, Todor; Wallace, David; Jensen, Helene H.; Nyegaard, Mette; Crotti, L.; Adamski, Marcin; Zhang, Yafei; Field, Matthew; Athanasopoulos, Vicki; Baro, Isabelle; Ribeiro de Oliveira-Mendes, Barbara B.; Redon, Richard; Charpentier, Flavien; Raju, Hariharan; DiSilvestre, Deborah; Wei, Jinhong; Wang, Ruiwu; Rafehi, Haloom; Kaspi, Antony; Bahlo, Melanie; Dick, Ivy E.; Chen, S. R. Wayne; Cook, Matthew; Vinuesa, Carola; Overgaard, Michael Toft; Schwartz, Peter J.


AIMS: In 2003, an Australian woman was convicted by a jury of smothering and killing her four children over a 10-year period. Each child died suddenly and unexpectedly during a sleep period, at ages ranging from 19 days to 18 months. In 2019 we were asked to investigate if a genetic cause could explain the children’s deaths as part of an inquiry into the mother’s convictions. METHODS AND RESULTS: Whole genomes or exomes of the mother and her four children were sequenced. Functional analysis of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Europace
DOI: 10.1093/europace/euaa272
Access Rights: Open Access


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