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Single Gene Disorder Guides

New genetic sequencing technologies are revealing changes within peopleís genes that cause developmental disorders. Starting with help from clinicians from the Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) study, Unique is developing a new series of family-friendly guides to these genes. DDD is a research partnership between the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK and the 23 NHS Regional Genetic services ( Each guide focuses on a single gene, and the syndromes or disorders that changes within that gene can cause.

The text for each guide is written by a doctor, almost always a geneticist, to answer familiesí key questions: What are the consequences of the gene change, also called a variant? How can it affect development? What are the medical effects? Why did it happen? Will it happen again if I have more children?

To make sure that the guides are family-friendly, we write them in clear English. We include what families tell us are the real life consequences of living with the disorder. Where possible, we also put inpictures of affected children and adults. We never reveal familiesí identities.

At the moment, most single gene disorders are extremely rare, leaving families at risk of isolation, and searching alone on the internet. The Unique guides help to bring families together with information they can understand and trust.

Just click on the relevant title in the table below to download the Unique guide in which you are interested. Guides are listed under the relevant headings.

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Title Web Version Print Version Quick Read Other Versions
Single Gene Disorder Guides  
ADNP related syndrome Web Version
Print Version
ANKRD11 and KBG syndrome     Quick Read
ARID1B syndrome     Quick Read
ATR-X     Quick Read
Alazami Syndrome     Quick Read
Bohring-Opitz Syndrome (BOS) Web Version
Print Version
CTNNB1 syndrome     Quick Read
DDX3X syndrome Web Version
Print Version
DYRK1A and 21q22 13 deletion syndrome Web Version
Print Version
FOXP2 syndrome     Quick Read
Floating-Harbor syndrome Web Version
Print Version
GATA6 Web Version
Print Version
GATAD2B     Quick Read
GRIN2A related syndrome     Quick Read
GRIN2B related syndrome Web Version
Print Version
KAT6A Syndrome Web Version
Print Version
KIF11 associated disorder     Quick Read
MED12 related disorders Web Version
Print Version
MEF2C syndrome     Quick Read
MPPH syndrome     Quick Read
MYT1L     Quick Read
PACS1 related syndrome Web Version
Print Version
PUF60     Quick Read
PURA and 5q31 Web Version
Print Version
SATB2 syndrome     Quick Read
SCN2A related conditions Web Version
Print Version
SETD5     Quick Read
SOX11 syndrome     Quick Read
STXBP1 Disorders     Quick Read
SYNGAP1 syndrome Web Version
Print Version
Say-Barber-Biesecker Syndrome     Quick Read

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