Current as of December 03, 2023
We aim to use the power of modern molecular genetics and clinical research to delineate the range of severity, natural history, molecular etiology, and pathophysiology of a number of congenital anomaly syndromes. The goal of the research is to develop a knowledge base that allows proper clinical and molecular diagnosis of patients with rare congenital anomaly disorders. Our paradigm is the previous work we have done with Pallister-Hall syndrome (PHS) and Greig cephalopolysyndactyly syndrome (GCPS), where we have successfully used a combined clinical-molecular approach. Using this strateg...
- INCLUSION CRITERIA:
- Subjects with clinical manifestations of a congenital anomaly or craniofacial syndrome, or a single congenital anomaly that is also seen as part of a congenital anomaly syndrome will be considered eligible for participation in this protocol.
- Blood will also be requested on unaffected relatives that could be informative for linkage studies or for determining co-segregation of mutations within families. Subjects of either gender and all ethnic and racial groups will be accepted.
- Prenatal specimens (amniocentesis or CVS) will be accepted if they are previously acquired for clinically indicated reasons. Cord blood or placenta specimens may be accepted if they (or a part of them) are not needed for clinical purposes.
- Specimens from patients collected at outside institutions may be accepted into the study if they were collected under an IRB-approved protocol at an MPA or FWA institution.
- Coded specimens (specimens linked to identifiers but without personal identifiers attached to the sample) may be acquired from other NIH investigators, analyzed, and returned as research results to that investigator.
- EXCLUSION CRITERIA:
- Patients with typical GCPS or PHS who have demonstrated GLI3 mutations may be excluded from this study. Patients with phenotypes and disorders with a high risk/benefit ratio such as late-onset, neurodegenerative, psychiatric, and cancer-predisposition disorders will be excluded from participation. Similarly, patients who are medically fragile or unable to tolerate travel to the NIH CC will not routinely be eligible for participation. Probands who are adults and decisionally-impaired are ineligible if they do not have a legal guardian who has authority to sign a consent form on their behalf.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID, /ˈnaɪ.æd/) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIAID's mission is to conduct basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.
Immunology at National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Greenwood, South Carolina, United States
Ankara, , Turkey
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