Collaborative Study Led by Graduate Student Reveals New Discoveries on Rare Disease

A new study led by WashU graduate student Shujuan Zhao, co-mentored by Dr. Sheng Chih (Peter) Jin, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, and Dr. Kristopher T. Kahle, Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, sheds light on new genetic mutations related to the disease and validations of the identified genes in mouse and zebrafish models. This collaborative work was recently published in Nature Communications.

Cerebral palsy also has genetic underpinnings (Links to an external site)

Now, scientists have identified mutations in single genes that can be responsible for at least some cases of cerebral palsy, according to a new study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, and Yale University.