A region of 160 kb at Xp21.2 has been defined as dosage-sensitive sex reversal (DSS) and includes the NR0B1 gene, considered to be the candidate gene involved in XY gonadal dysgenesis if overexpressed. We describe a girl with 46,XY partial gonadal dysgenesis carrying a 297 kb duplication at Xp21.2 upstream of NR0B1 initially detected by chromosomal microarray analysis. Fine mapping of the breakpoints by whole-genome sequencing showed a tandem duplication of TASL (CXorf21), GK and partially TAB3, upstream of NR0B1. This is the first description of an Xp21.2 duplication upstream of NR0B1 associated with 46,XY partial gonadal dysgenesis.
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