Current Research Studies

Molecular Genetic Studies Of Developmental Disorders


What is the goal of the study?

The goal of this long-term study is to learn more about the nature of developmental disorders or brain malformations, epilepsy and seizures by finding their underlying genetic causes. We hope information from this study will help you and your child’s doctor better understand and care for your child and also help children in the future with similar disorders.

Who can participate in the study?

This study is a good fit for families with children who have: - Brain growth disorders – microcephaly (small head size) and macrocephaly (large head size). - Cortical malformations – such as lissencephaly (smooth brain), polymicrogyria, focal cortical dysplasia. - Focal epilepsy syndromes. - Body overgrowth syndromes. - Other complex or unsolved brain abnormalities associated with epilepsy, autism, ID or hydrocephalus. This is an international study. Families do not have to live in Seattle to join.

Study Team: