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  • O’Keefe, L. V. , Smibert, P., Colella, A., Chataway, T.K., Saint R. and Richards, R.I. (2007) Know thy fly. Trends in Genetics  23: 238-242
  • Lumsden, A.L., Henshall, T., Dayan, S., Lardelli, M., and Richards, R.I. (2007) Huntingtin deficient zebrafish exhibit defects in iron utilization and development. Human Molecular Genetics 16: 1905-1920.
  • Tucker, B., Richards, R.I., and Lardelli, M. (2006) Contribution of mGluR and Fmr1 Functional Pathways to Neurite Morphogenesis, Craniofacial Development and Fragile X Syndrome. Human Molecular Genetics 15: 3446-3458.
  • O’Keefe, L.V. and Richards, R.I. (2006) Common Chromosomal Fragile Sites in Cancer: Focus on FRA16D. Cancer Letters 232: 37–47.
  • Richards, R.I. (2006) Chromosomal Fragile Sites: Molecular Basis and Pathogenic Consequences in Genetic Instabilities and Hereditary Neurological Diseases, Volume 2, R. Wells and T. Ashizawa eds. Chapter 12, pages 195 – 207.
  • O’Keefe, L., Liu, Y-H., Perkins, A., Dayan, S., Saint, R.B., and Richards, R.I. (2005) FRA16D common chromosomal fragile site oxido-reductase (FOR/WWOX) protects against the effects of ionising radiation in Drosophila. Oncogene24: 6590-6596  Corrigendum : Oncogene  (2006) 25: 7662.
  • McLeod, C., O’Keefe, L. and Richards, R.I. (2005) The pathogenic agent in Drosophila models of ‘polyglutamine’ diseases. Human Molecular Genetics 14: 1041-1048.
  • Richards, R.I. and McLeod, C. (2005) A molecular explanation for yet another conundrum in the dynamic mutation diseases. Chem. Tracts 18: 153 – 158.
  • Finnis, M., Dayan, S., Hobson, L., Chenevix-Trench, G., Friend, K., Ried, K., Venter, D., Woollatt, E., Baker, E., and Richards, R.I. (2005) Common chromosomal fragile site FRA16D mutation in cancer cells. Human Molecular Genetics, 14: 1341-1349.
  • La Spada, A.R., Richards, R.I. and Wieringa, B. (2004) Dynamic Mutations on the Move in Banff. Nature Genetics, 36: 667-670.
  • Miksch, S., Lumsden, A. L., Guenther, U.P., Foernzler, , D., Christen-Zäch, S., Daugherty , C., Ramesar, R., Lebwohl, M., Thierfelder, L., Hohl, D., Neldner K.H., Lindpaintner, K., Richards, R.I., and Struk, B. (2005) Molecular Genetics of Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum : Types and Frequencies of Mutation in ABCC6. Human Mutation 26: 235-248.
  • Tucker, B., Richards, R.I., and Lardelli, M. (2004) Embryonic expression of three zebrafish orthologs of human FMR1-related genes. Developmental Genetics and Evolution  214: 567-574.
  • Dudding, T.E., Friend, K., Schofield, P.W., Lee,S, Wilkinson, I.A., and Richards, R.I.(2004) Autosomal dominant congenital non-progressive ataxia overlaps with the SCA15 locus. Neurology  63: 2288-2292.
  • Richards, R.I. (2001a) Fragile and unstable chromosomes in cancer: causes and consequences. Trends in Genetics 17: 339-345.
  • Richards, R.I. (2001b) Dynamic Mutations: a decade of unstable expanded repeats. Human Molecular Genetics 10: 2187-2194.
  • Ried, K., Finnis, M., Hobson, L., Mangelsdorf, M., Dayan, S., Nancarrow, J., Woollatt, E., Kremmidiotis, G., Gardner, A., Venter, D., Baker, E., Richards, R.I. (2000) Common chromosomal fragile site FRA16D DNA sequence: Identification of the FOR gene spanning FRA16D and homozygous deletions and translocation breakpoints in cancer cells. Human Molecular Genetics 9: 1651-1663.
  • Mangelsdorf, M., Ried, K., Woollatt, E., Dayan, S., Eyre, H., Finnis, M., Hobson, L., Nancarrow, J., Venter, D., Baker, E., Richards, R.I. (2000) Chromosomal Fragile Site FRA16D and DNA Instability in Cancer. Cancer Research 60: 1683-1689.
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