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We report the case of a male patient with Larsen syndrome found to be mosaic for a novel point mutation in FLNB in whom it was possible to provide evidence-based personalized counseling on transmission risk to future offspring. Using dideoxy sequencing, a low-level FLNB c.698A>G, encoding p.(Tyr233Cys) mutation was detected in buccal mucosa and fibroblast DNA. Mutation quantification was performed by deep next-generation sequencing (NGS) of DNA extracted from three somatic tissues (blood, fibroblasts, saliva) and a sperm sample. The mutation was detectable in all tissues tested, at levels ranging from 7% to 10% (mutation present in ∼20% of diploid somatic cells and 7% of haploid sperm), demonstrating the involvement of both somatic and gonadal lineages in this patient. This report illustrates the clinical utility of performing targeted NGS analysis on sperm from males with a mosaic condition in order to provide personalized transmission risk and offer evidence-based counseling on reproductive safety.

Original publication




Journal article


Hum Mutat

Publication Date





1360 - 1364


FLNB, Larsen syndrome, genetic counseling, mosaicism, next-generation sequencing, sperm, Adult, Filamins, Genetic Counseling, High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing, Humans, Male, Mosaicism, Osteochondrodysplasias, Phenotype, Point Mutation, Precision Medicine, Spermatozoa