Over the last decade, a number of genetic discoveries have expanded the list of genes and biological pathways known to influence growth. We use cutting edge genomic techniques including exome and genome sequencing as well as chromosomal microarrays to identify novel genetic etiologies for patients with severe growth disorders. Patients and family members in the study undergo detailed phenotyping and DNA is collected for analysis. Collaborative projects are done with researchers throughout the world. This work has led to the discovery of a number of novel genetic disorders as well as to expanding the phenotype of other rare genetic etiologies for short stature.

Learn more about the Cincinnati Center for Growth Disorders.