GGC Summer 2013 Newsletter

Greenwood Genetic Center's 2013 Summer Newsletter is now available. Click the image below for the pdf.

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GGC Reports Autism Discovery

Advancement paves way for early blood test and therapeutic options

Greenwood, SC (June 5, 2013) - Researchers at the JC Self Research Institute of the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC), along with collaborators from Biolog, Inc. in California, have reported an important discovery in the understanding of autism which was published this week in Molecular Autism.

The study, led by GGC's Director of Research, Charles Schwartz, PhD and Staff Scientist, Luigi Boccuto, MD, found that individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) showed significantly decreased metabolism of the amino acid L-tryptophan when compared to both typical controls and individuals with other neurodevelopmental disorders. Cells from individuals with autism metabolized L-tryptophan at a decreased rate whereas cells from individuals without autism did not show this change.


GGC's Champaigne Named Health Care Hero

May 17, 2013 - Neena Champaigne, MD, Assistant Clinical Geneticist and Director of the Metabolic Treatment Program at the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has been named by GSA Business as their 2013 Physician Healthcare Hero.


Center Launches GGC Foundation

To help ensure that the Greenwood Genetic Center remains at the forefront of genetic medicine while also ensuring access to all who need genetics services, the Center announces the creation of the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation.


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