A collaboration among researchers from Melbourne (AUS); New York (USA), Phoenix (USA) and others has led to a new discovery in HH. Read below to learn more. Listen to an interview with 3 of the lead researchers. You can also read the original article as reported in The American Journal of Human Genetics (2016). This research is significant for several reasons. It demonstrates the importance of capturing HH tissue so it can be studied. Please consider consenting to allow your Hypothalamic Hamartoma tissue to be used. It also demonstrates the power of international, multi-institutional collaborations. Finally, it demonstrates the importance of continued robust genetic and functional research into the causation of HH – understanding the cause is the key to the cure.
Interview with Dr. Kerrigan, Dr. Berkovic and Dr. Heinzen: