“Human genetics really is the pivot field between basic science and medicine, and at no time in history has this been truer than today.”
Neil J. Risch, PhD, President of American Society of Human Genetics
Your research is critical to creating a brighter future for people with Trisomy 18 syndrome and related disorders. We are here as a resource for you, whether you are a basic or clinical scientist conducting research to reduce or eliminate life-threatening and quality of life challenges facing patients with Trisomy 18 syndrome and related disorders.
Our Research Program in development intends to focus on these goals:
- To offer two-year grants for scientists at different stages of their career. This seed funding is essential for many scientists to obtain preliminary data required to compete for more competitive grants at the National Institutes of Health or other organizations.
- To announce study participation opportunities in biomedical studies to our Trisomy 18 syndrome and related disorders community to help scientists reach their enrollment goals. Our intention is to prioritize pre-clinical biomedical and genetics studies going forward, and to limit our participation in survey research using social science research methods only.
- To help connect you to other scientists to obtain resources – such as patient registries, biological samples and mouse models – that you might need for your research.
- To advocate with members of Congress on behalf of the research community for adequate funding of the National Institutes of Health and other government institutions where researchers usually apply for funding. We also advocate at the National Institutes of Health for grant mechanisms that will benefit the Trisomy 18 and related disorders population.
- To act as a convener, organizer and supporter of state-of-the-art research meetings to facilitate and maintain international collaboration among scientists in this emerging field of research.
Together we can Take on Trisomy 18 syndrome and change how it is understood and treated in the future. Through this work our hope is that we will make Trisomy 18 a preventable and treatable condition for future families in their child-rearing years in the decades to come.
Please contact us if you have a research opportunity we might partner on together. We prefer to partner in the development of studies from the earliest stages.