May is Anencephaly Awareness Month

Gracelyn Ford changed her family forever through her very brief 13 and a half-hours of life. Gracelyn was born in 2015 with anencephaly, a birth defect in which the brain and skull do not fully form. The condition is lethal, often before or at delivery.

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GGC Named Rett Center of Excellence

Because of the Greenwood Genetic Center's (GGC's) commitment to providing exceptional clinical care and research opportunities for families impacted by Rett syndrome, the Center has been named a Clinical Research Center of Excellence by Rettsyndrome.org.

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Schwartz Shares Expertise in Honduras

Greenwood, SC – Charles Schwartz, PhD, Director of Research at the JC Self Research Institute of the Greenwood Genetic Center, was invited to share the Center’s work at a conference in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. At the April meeting, “Advances in Genetics,” Schwartz presented two talks on the clinical aspects of intellectual disability and split hand/foot malformations

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GGC Awarded State Funds for Outreach Education Expansion

April 4, 2017 – The Gene Machine Mobile Science Laboratory of the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) brings hands-on genetics educational experiences and career exploration to over 6,000 SC middle and high school students each year. But the Gene Machine is popular, and the schedule is often filled by the beginning of the school year leaving many students without the opportunity.

To help make this valuable program more accessible to all students, the SC Department of Education has allocated proviso funding of $278,000 to GGC to expand its outreach educational STEM programs for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years with priority to traditionally underserved districts across SC

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