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Details of Gene

Item Details
Gene/Locus name

OCA2 (also called BEY2,EYCL,BEY,BEY1)

Long Name

OCA2 melanosomal transmembrane protein (OMIM 611409)

Associated Disorders

OMIM 227220 : Skin/hair/eye pigmentation 1, blond/brown hair
OMIM 227220 : Skin/hair/eye pigmentation 1, blue/nonblue eyes
OMIM 203200 : Albinism, brown oculocutaneous
OMIM 203200 : Albinism, oculocutaneous, type II

Interpretation / Comment

Laboratory methods do not necessarily identify all of the clinically significant variants in a gene. The failure to identify a variant does not necessarily mean that the gene is normal. Variants in a gene may cause more than one disease, and the identification of a clinically significant variant does not necessarily indicate the specific disease that the patient or relatives may be at risk of developing. Conversely, the disease/s associated with a gene might also be caused by mutations in other genes, and the failure to identify a clinically significant variant in one gene does not necessarily alter the clinical diagnosis or risk for relatives.

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