Which Cerebral Palsy patients should get genetic testing?

Several recent studies support genetic testing for ALL patients with Cerebral Palsy. The Weinberg Family CP Center at Columbia University has put this into practice. Dr. Jason Carmel, Executive Director, explains “we routinely screen all of our patients with CP for a genetic cause.” This is also the reason we partner with Probably Genetic to…

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New Partnership Announcement: REN

Rare Epilepsy Network (REN) is a volunteer network that connects rare epilepsy organizations and broad epilepsy stakeholders to work together to improve the lives lived of our individual constituents. They work to promote and enable successful patient-centered outcomes research, enable successful clinical trials in the rare epilepsies, and increase representation of the rare epilepsies in funding,…

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Introducing Jennifer Bain, MD, PhD

Jennifer M. Bain, MD, PhD, is a physician scientist specializing in pediatric neurology. Dr. Bain is leading the cerebral palsy genetics study at the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University. She has a special interest in developmental disorders, including CTNNB1. Dr. Bain performed neurology assessments this past summer for our Natural History Study,…

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Introducing Jennifer Bain, MD, PhD

Meet Lucy!

Meet Lucy! She is one year old and lives in Lakeville, MN. She received her Ctnnb1 diagnosis at just 4 months. Lucy was born with multiple heart defects but luckily her heart has been healing itself and no intervention has been needed so far. Lucy was also born with a detached retina due to FEVR…

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Meet Lucy!

Meet John

John is 5 years old. He is a very happy little boy. John was diagnosed with PHPV when he was 2 weeks old but was diagnosed with CTNNB1 when he was 3. He loves water play, light up toys and “Hey Duggee”. John can walk a very short distance unaided and wears splints (AFOs). John…

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Meet John

Dr. Michele Jacob Awarded NIH Grant for Gene Replacement Therapy

We are delighted to share the great news that lead researcher, Dr. Michele Jacob, Professor of Neuroscience at Tufts University, was recently awarded an NIH grant to conduct proof-of-concept studies of the therapeutic efficacy and safety of gene replacement therapy in CTNNB1 syndrome models. The studies are using two preclinical models of CTNNB1 heterozygosity, an…

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Meet Jackson

Jackson is 2, he’s the happiest lil boy. He’s the youngest of 5 kids, he has 1 sister and 3 brothers. Jackson works hard at all his therapies, PT, OT, speech and a school based program 2x per week where he gets to interact with other kids his age. He loves the songs and bubbles at circle time….

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Meet Jackson