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.

We are also listed on Clinical Trials.gov:

http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02109770?term=NCT02109770&rank=1