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Friedreich's Ataxia: Preliminary Results of some Genealogical Research

  • A. Barbeau (a1), M. Le Siege (a1), G. Breton (a1), R. Coallier (a1) and J.P. Bouchard (a1)...

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A preliminary genealogical investigation of all the known ancestors from the year 1608 of 4 apparently unrelated French Canadian kindreds with Friedreich’s ataxia reveals that the original ataxia gene in the province of Quebec was present within a core of no more than 10 families living in Quebec City in the mid-1600's.

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Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, 110 Pine Avenue West, Montreal H2W 1R7 Quebec, Canada

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Friedreich's Ataxia: Preliminary Results of some Genealogical Research

  • A. Barbeau (a1), M. Le Siege (a1), G. Breton (a1), R. Coallier (a1) and J.P. Bouchard (a1)...

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