Genetics of Adult Intellectual Disability Research Study

Researchers at the Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine want to learn about the genes underlying intellectual disability. This knowledge will inform future research to improve diagnosis and discover treatments for intellectual disability.

Why are we doing this study?

We are doing this study to learn more about different genes that play a role in developing intellectual disability.

The last 10 years have seen a large number of discoveries in genetic causes of intellectual disability owing in large part to the implementation of DNA sequence based analysis. Some adults with intellectual disability have never had genetic testing or had less comprehensive, older test. The aim of our study is to discover new genes contributing to the development of intellectual disability by investigating DNA sequence of adults with intellectual disability of unknown cause.