Recruitment underway for Rett Syndrome Newron trial

Newron Pharmaceuticals is conducting a research trial to evaluate the safety, tolerability and efficacy of an investigational product called Sarizotan in reducing respiratory abnormalities in patients with Rett Syndrome

Patients may be eligible who:

  • are 13 years and older,
  • have a body weight of at least 25 kg (55 lbs), and
  • experience multiple episodes of breath holding (apnea) while awake during the day.

For additional details and contact information, see the study flyer and clinicaltrials.gov website below.

Study flyer

Study website

*Note GGC is not a participating center in this trial.

Susan R. Patterson Award Established at GGC

$30,000 gift will support bioinformatics and computational genomics.

November 10, 2016 – A gift to the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation by Dr. Walt Patterson, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Lander University, has established the Susan R. Patterson Professional Development Award in Bioinformatics & Computational Genomics in memory of his wife, Susan. The award serves to honor and perpetuate her lifelong devotion to the field of education in mathematics. Susan was also passionate about supporting families and children faced with genetic disorders who are served by GGC.

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GGC and Project Hope Foundation Establish 'Helix & Hope' Autism Collaboration

November 9, 2016 – The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) and Project Hope Foundation announce the creation of 'Helix and Hope,' a collaborative program providing an integrated approach to delivering services, support, and research to individuals and families impacted by an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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SC Genetics Conclave to be held November 18

November 1, 2016 - The next SC Genetics Conclave will be held on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Curry Conference Center on the campus of the Greenwood Genetic Center. This year's topic is 'The Molecular, Microarray, and Metabolomics Era in Genetics and Genomics.' Download the agenda here.


SC Genetics Conclave is open to any interested professionals or students in the medical field. It is free to attend, but we do ask that you register in order for us to plan for lunch. For more information or to register, contact Leta Tribble, PhD, Director of Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 864-943-4170.

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