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Genetic Determinants of Neurological and Developmental Disorders

The purpose of this study is to identify and genomically-characterize individuals with genetically unexplained neurodevelopmental disorders, such as epilepsy. The overarching goal is to provide patients with improved information about the underlying genetic basis of their disorder and illuminate novel genetically-defined treatment approaches in the future.

Age & Gender

  • 0 days ~ 99 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)


What will be asked of you

The participant will be asked to provide a blood sample at the study visit.

In-person visits:
Phone or online visits:
Total length of participation:
1 study visit

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • Genetically unexplained neurodevelopmental disorder
  • Genetically unexplained developmental disorder
  • Genetically unexplained epilepsy

Not eligible if:

  • Do not have genetically unexplained neurological disorder
  • Do not have genetically unexplained developmental disorder

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

NC Memorial Hospital
UNC Hospitals / UNC Medical Center
101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Senyene Hunter

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Genetics and Genetic Disorders
Rare Diseases

IRB Number


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