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The importance of seeking ALMS1 mutations in infants with dilated cardiomyopathy

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  • * These authors contributed equally to the paper.

  • JB, JH, SS, ER, and CGW are funded by the Wellcome Trust.

  • Conflict of interest: none declared.

  • Ethical approval: the study was approved by the Ethical Committee of the Combined Leeds Health Care Trusts. Informed consent was obtained from all subjects involved in the study and when under 18 years of age, also from their parents.

    Primer sequences used for sequencing ALMS1 and for confirming the exon 9 deletion are available from the corresponding author.