Yale University’s Dr. Robert King will interview individuals and families interested in donating DNA to the genetics sharing program June 27-28 & July 11-12 at Rutgers University.
PISCATAWAY – Would you like to see more people working on a cure for Tourette Syndrome? How about research on medications specifically for TS? Now is your opportunity to join the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders’ (NJCTS) efforts and personally be part of making that happen.
Dr. Robert King, a professor of child psychiatry at the Yale University Medical School and medical director of the TS/OCD Clinic at the Yale University Child Study Center, will be at the Cell and DNA Repository on Rutgers University’s Busch Campus in Piscataway all day on Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28, as well as July 11 and 12, to interview individuals and families interested in participating in the National Institute of Mental Health NJCTS Genetics Sharing Program.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. King, please e-mail Dr. Gary Heiman, a team leader at the repository, at email@example.com. Dr. King visits Rutgers each month to conduct these interviews, and hundreds of New Jersey families have participated in this important research since the program was launched in 2007.
“The major stumbling block to doing research on Tourette Syndrome has been a lack of DNA samples,” according to Dr. Jay A. Tischfield, Director of the Human Genetics Institute at Rutgers University and a researcher on TS for more than 40 years. “You can’t just do research on samples from five or 10 people. You need hundreds if not thousands of samples.”
For more information, download a repository brochure, visit the home page for the Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository or see the event listings on our Facebook page.