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June 1991

News and Notes

Arch Dermatol. 1991;127(6):785. doi:10.1001/archderm.1991.01680050023001

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Symposium on Epidermolysis Bullosa.—  Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa, the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md, and the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association of America, New York, NY, announce that they will sponsor a "Symposium on Epidermolysis Bullosa: Molecular Biology and Pathology of the Basement Membrane Zone" on October 4 and 5, 1991, at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia. For further information, contact Eileen O'Shaughnessy, Department of Dermatology, Jefferson Medical College, Room M-46 JAH, 1020 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19107; (215) 955-5785; fax: (215) 955-5788.

Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome.—  Patients with the basal cell nevus syndrome are wanted for a study trying to identify the gene mutation that underlies this disease. Patients will be asked only to donate a single specimen of blood. Larger families are more helpful for this study, but even patients without affected family members can participate usefully. Please contact Ervin Epstein, Jr, MD, Room 269, Bldg 100,

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