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Jacqueline T. Hecht


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American geneticist.

Biography of Jacqueline T. Hecht

Jacqueline T. Hecht studied biology at New York University and later obtained a masters degree in genetics and genetic counselling at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre, Denver. She has also obtained a PhD in genetic epidemiology at the University of Texas School of Public Health.

By 2001 Jacqueline T. Hecht is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston, where she is also director of the genetic counselling program.


  • C. L. Wicklund, R. M. Pauli, D. Johnston and J. T. Hecht:
    Natural history study of hereditary multiple exostoses.
    American Journal of Medical Genetics, New York, 1995, 55: 43-46.
  • M. Deere, S. H. Blanton, C. I. Scott, Leonard O. Langer Jr, R. M. Pauli and J. T. Hecht:
    Genetic heterogeneity in multiple epiphyseal dysplasia.
    The American Journal of Human Genetics, Chicago, 1995, 56: 698-704.
  • Dominique Stickens, Gregory Clines, David Burbee, Purita Ramos, Sylvia Thomas, Deborah Hogue, Jacqueline T. Hecht, Michael Lovett & Glen A. Evans:
    The EXT2 multiple exostoses gene defines a family of putative tumour suppressor genes.
    Nature Genetics, September 1996, 14 (1): 25.
  • D. Stickens, G. Clines, D. Burbee, P. Ramos, S. Thomas, D. Hogue. J. T. Hecht, M. Lovett, G. A. Evans:
    The EXT2 multiple exostoses gene defines a family of putative tumor suppressor genes.
    Nature Genetics, 1996, 14: 25-32.
  • J. T. Hecht, D. Hogue, Y. Wang, S. H. Blanton, M. Wagner, L. C. Strong, W. Raskind, M. F. Hausen, D. Wells:
    Hereditary multiple exostosis: mutational studies of familial EXT 1 cases and EXT associated malignancies.
    The American Journal of Human Genetics, Chicago, 1997, 60: 80-86.
  • J. T. Hecht, M. Deere, E. Putnam, W. Cole, B. Vertel, H. Chen, J. Lawler:
    Characterization of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) in human and pseudoachondroplasia musculoskeletal tissues.
    Matrix Biology, Stuttgart, 1998.
  • M. Deere, A. L. Ridall, J. Hecht:
    Analysis of the promoter region of human cartilage oligomeric protein (COMP).
    The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Baltimore, 1998.

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