A rare developmental defect during embryogenesis characterized by the presence of linear clefts containing cerebrospinal fluid lined by abnormal grey matter that extend from the lateral ventricles to the pial surface of the cortex. Schizencephaly can involve one or both cerebral hemispheres and may lead to a variety of neurological symptoms such as epilepsy motor deficits and psychomotor retardation.
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Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia
Collaboration of research and care
Moonshots for Unicorns
Curing single-gene disorders
COMBINEDBrain is a consortium for outcome measures and biomarkers for neurodevelopmental disorders. We are collaborating to cure rare, non-verbal brain disorders.
Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) Australia
Provide information, support and advocacy to families caring for a child with an undiagnosed or rare genetic condition.
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