Non Government Organizations
Tourette International Collaborative Genetics Study (TIC Genetics)
In 2011, RUCDR began accepting samples from across the United States, Europe, and South Korea from a group of highly experienced clinicians specializing in Tourette's disorder (TD). Funding for this project resulted from the group's success at recruiting subjects, collecting and distributing DNA samples, and publishing in high profile scientific journals while funded by the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome (NJCTS) Center of Excellence. The goal of this project is to conduct a comprehensive genomics study of TD concentrating on the potential contribution of rare and structural variants. Over 1500 individuals will be ascertained over three years, focusing on the identification of TD pedigrees with 3 or more affected members and family-based association trios for pedigree-based gene discovery. The DNA and cell lines will become part of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Repository at RUCDR as an international resource. For more information, visit our partner's website.