About the 'Genetics of Stuttering Study'
Researchers from the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Speech and Language are calling for 3,000 participants aged seven and above with experience of stuttering (past or present) to volunteer for the nation’s largest ever ‘Genetics of Stuttering Study’.
The study aims to pinpoint the genes that predispose individuals to stuttering, which could revolutionise future research into the causes, treatment and prevention of the disorder.
The study involves 15 key investigators at eight sites in Australia, the UK, the USA and The Netherlands.
The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Griffith University and the University of Melbourne are coordinating the Australian arm of this international study.
Volunteers must be:
- Male or female
- Aged seven and above
- Currently stutter or have a history of stuttering.
For now, only individuals within Australia can take part. We will be starting to recruit from other countries very soon - watch this space!