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Founder mutations in Tunisia: implications for diagnosis in North Africa and Middle East

Overview of attention for article published in Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, August 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (88th percentile)

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Title
Founder mutations in Tunisia: implications for diagnosis in North Africa and Middle East
Published in
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/1750-1172-7-52
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Authors

Lilia Romdhane, Rym Kefi, Hela Azaiez, Nizar Ben Halim, Koussay Dellagi, Sonia Abdelhak

Abstract

Tunisia is a North African country of 10 million inhabitants. The native background population is Berber. However, throughout its history, Tunisia has been the site of invasions and migratory waves of allogenic populations and ethnic groups such as Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Arabs, Ottomans and French. Like neighbouring and Middle Eastern countries, the Tunisian population shows a relatively high rate of consanguinity and endogamy that favor expression of recessive genetic disorders at relatively high rates. Many factors could contribute to the recurrence of monogenic morbid trait expression. Among them, founder mutations that arise in one ancestral individual and diffuse through generations in isolated communities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 57 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 19%
Student > Master 7 12%
Researcher 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 4 7%
Other 16 28%
Unknown 10 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 16%
Chemical Engineering 2 4%
Computer Science 2 4%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 12 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 April 2019.
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#2,568,382
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#322
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#16,938
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#3
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