5 December 1997
We are studying the molecular genetics of disorders of hair development.
We have recently mapped the gene for autosomal-recessive universal congenital
alopecia in a large Pakistanian pedigree (Nothen et al., Am J Hum Genet,
in press). We have now initiated a positional cloning project to identify
the causative disease gene. We are actively searching for additional patients
and their families to perform linkage studies and mutation screening of
candidate genes. In addition, we are interested to perform linkage studies
in other disorders of hair development such as autosomal-dominant alopecia
or hypotrichia. We would greatly appreciate your collaboration or any information
and help you could give us.
Please contact us by telephone (+49) 228 287 2345, fax (+49) 228 287 2601 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Sincerely yours