UCSF Brain Development Research Program Accepting New Study Participants
The University of California, San Francisco Brain Development Research Program (BDRP) is in the process of enrolling new study participants. For the new year, the lab is focusing on several goals:
· Determining the genetic causes behind agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) and other brain malformations
· Understanding the issues people with brain malformations are likely to face, and
· Developing new therapies
As a part of the study, you will receive annual updates about on research progress and the lab will complete gene sequencing to share with your geneticist. Since this is just for research, genetic testing results would not be directly shared with you. However, you will be notified once your genetic testing is completed and results and analysis will be discussed with your geneticist/primary physician to provide the right diagnosis and treatment.
The BDRP anticipates completing its next cohort’s sequencing in Spring 2021 (subject to change due to COVID-related regulations). Signed consent forms, a copy of a brain MRI, a completed enrollment packet, and genetic saliva samples from you/your child and the parent(s) are required.