The Model Organisms Screening Center (MOSC) for the UDN is a collaborative center with investigators from Baylor College of Medicine and University of Oregon. The MOSC allows for world-renowned experts in Drosophila (fruit fly) and Zebrafish genetics and biology to tackle undiagnosed diseases.
The patient was diagnosed with a heart defect (tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia) before she was born, which was repaired after birth. She was also found to have problems with the connection between her brain and spinal cord (Chiari I malformation) and the spinal cord itself (tethered cord). She … read more
When the patient was in his early 20s, he started having episodes that involved shaking, vacant staring, and “shutting down” where he could not respond with any words other than “yes,” even when he wanted to say no. These episodes would last about an hour. Afterwards he would be very … read more
When the patient was 20 months old, her mother noticed that she was large for her age. Since then, her height and weight have continued to increase despite regular physical activity and a healthy diet (overgrowth). At age 8, she started to have signs of increased androgen secretion (premature adrenarche) … read more
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