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Human Genetics Branch

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We are currently recruiting participants for the following studies:

Human Brain Development in Health Study

This ongoing study within the Developmental Neurogenomics Unit aims to understand how brain structure and function change over the course of healthy human brain development. It is a continuation of one of the largest and longest-running neuroimaging studies of human brain development in history, which was first-started in the 1990’s by Dr Judith Rapoport, and subsequently led by Dr Jay Giedd. Over 700 people have now become part of this unique effort to map the human brain, and together contributed over xxxx scans spanning ages 3 and x years.

We are now expanding the study in two important ways. First, we are re-contacting people who were initially enrolled in the study in childhood or adolescence, and inviting them to return for a follow-up visit in adulthood. Second, we have started a new,  “next-generation” phase of the study that is recruiting a new longitudinal cohort of children and adolescents.

For further information, please contact Jonathan Blumenthal, MA, at 301-435-4516 or

Study of Brain Development in Genetic Syndromes

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