Personalized Genomic Research: Congenital Malformations
- Congenital malformations, sometimes called birth defects, occur because of a difference in early human development. There are many different types of congenital malformations, and some of these can be caused by changes in genetic material. Researchers are interested in studying individuals with these congenital malformations to better understand the causes and the effects of certain congenital malformations.
- To understand more about what causes congenital malformations that arise in early human development.
- To learn if genetic causes can be found to explain why a person has a congenital malformation.
- Individuals who have been diagnosed with a congenital malformation.
- Participants will be seen at the National Institutes of Health for a series of visits over 3 to 4 days. Participants will be asked to provide copies of past medical records and test results for review, and will be asked questions about pregnancy/prenatal history, birth, newborn, medical, developmental, and family history.
- Parents or siblings of participants may also be asked to provide information for research purposes.
- Participants may have additional medical evaluations as part of this study, including any of the following tests:
- Physical examinations
- Other consultations as clinically indicated
- Blood samples for genetic testing
- Tissue biopsy for genetic testing
- Photographs of affected areas, such as front and side views of the face and other body parts that may be involved in a congenital malformation, like the hands and feet.
- Other tests as indicated by a specific malformation, such as organ ultrasounds.
- No additional invasive testing, testing requiring sedation, or testing involving radiation is planned for this protocol. These tests, if performed, would involve a separate consent.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Retrospective|
|Official Title:||Personalized Genomic Research: Congenital Malformations|
|Study Start Date:||January 2011|
Recent advances in genomic techniques are making possible a new wave of genetic discovery. We hope to couple genomic techniques with more traditional methods involved in genetic discovery in order to investigate a broad range of conditions for which there is strong evidence that genetic factors are involved. To accomplish this, we plan to enroll approximately five families, in whom members have congenital malformations consistent with an error of early human development, in our research protocol each year. Patients will be referred from outside clinicians or may self-refer, and may be seen at the NIH Clinical Center or may send samples for testing. Some participants, for whom we already have DNA or tissue stored, may be reconsented for specific participation in this protocol.
|Contact: Paul S Kruszka, M.D.||(301) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Maximilian Muenke, M.D.||(301) email@example.com|
|United States, Maryland|
|National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike||Recruiting|
|Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892|
|Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL) 800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator:||Maximilian Muenke, M.D.||National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)|