What is the goal of the G2MH study?
This study is looking at individuals who carry a rare gene event and their biological family members. The goal of this study is to explore the differences between individuals with one of these gene events and their biological family members.
What gene events are we looking at?
- CHD8 loss-of-function
- 1q21.1 deletions
- 1q21.1 duplications
- 15q13.3 deletions
- 16p11.2 deletions
- 16p11.2 duplications
- 22q11.2 deletions
- 22q11.2 duplications
Who can participate?
- Anyone of any age with one of these gene events.
- This is a remote study, so you do not have to live in the United States to participate.
- The biological parents of the person with the gene event.
- One full sibling of the person with the gene event.
- Note: If the individual is adopted, they can still participate without their biological parents.
What will you do?
- Provide a gene report of the person with the gene event to enroll.
- Answer a series of questionnaires and complete some clinical zoom calls looking at your medical history, social, behavioral, and motor skills.
- Provide saliva or blood samples for genetic testing.
Will you be paid?
- Yes! Participating families who complete the study are eligible for $200 in the form of retail gift cards.
- We also offer free genetic testing to a full sibling of the person with the gene event to see if they also carry the gene event.
If you are interested in participating in this study, you can fill out our interest survey:
Or contact our research coordinator:
Name: Maggie Johansson
Phone: (206) 616-2889