New SMS Research Study

Do you have a child with Smith-Magenis syndrome? If yes, please consider helping us in important research on microdeletion syndromes. Natera is a genetic testing lab that is developing a non-invasive prenatal screening test (done on a sample of mother's blood during pregnancy) for specific microdeletions including those that cause Smith-Magenis syndrome. We are requesting blood samples from children or adults with Smith-Magenis syndrome and their parents; these samples will help us in the research needed to develop this screening test. If you would like to participate, we are asking for the following:

  • A copy of your child’s microarray results confirming the presence of the SMS microdeletion
  • Blood samples on yourself and your child (and your child’s father, if available)

You will be compensated $100 each for your participation and $50 for your child's participation. It's only with help from families like yours that earlier diagnosis can become a reality.

Call research at Natera at 877-476-4743, x446, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested and would like to know more.

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