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Finally, the Hancock family gets an answer for Ashton

IT has taken five years of genetic detective work to give a name to the condition that has robbed Ashton Hancock of his ability to hear, talk and walk. Doctors suspected he had a syndrome when he was born six years ago, but gene analysis technology was not yet able to complete a full interrogation of his DNA. Last year, through the work of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute’s neurogenetic […]

Australian experts help drive new international brain consortium

A new international consortium for scientists researching disorders of the mid-section of the brain (or corpus callosum) has met for the first time and pledged to work together to not only find its genetic causes but also to track the outcome for people affected with these disorders. The corpus callosum is the largest ‘wiring’ pathway in the brain, connecting the left and right hemispheres and responsible for integrating information. About […]