Neurodevelopmental disorders

Intellectual disabilities

At a glance

Developing a long-lasting legacy of improved health and educational outcomes stemming from genetic research findings in the Amish

Lead researcher

Dr Emma Baple


University of Exeter



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After having recently identified the genes responsible for three inherited neurodevelopmental disorders in the Amish community – all new to medical science – this project will disseminate the clinically relevant research findings to affected families, clinicians and education providers through a website.

Disseminating research results

  • Why we need to fund dissemination of research results

    Alexander Fleming dissemination awards provide support for the dissemination of MRC and Medical Research Foundation-funded research results beyond the scientific peer reviewed press, to patients, participants, practitioners and policy makers.

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