Ever stuttered?

Help us better understand the causes of stuttering by joining our genetics study today!

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The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is appealing for volunteers aged 7+ with experience of stuttering (past or present) to participate in the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Speech and Language’s ‘Genetics of Stuttering Study’.

The Genetics of Stuttering Study

Find out more about our study, including what we are trying discover, the scientists involved and how you can take part.

About Stuttering

Learn about the signs and symptoms of stuttering, what is known about the causes of this condition and other useful resources.

Current Research

Find out about the latest in cutting edge stuttering research, as well as other new research from our team.

For Researchers

Opportunities for collaboration, and other useful information for researchers involved in stuttering and/or genetics.

News and Blog

Spotlight: Participant Rich talks about his experiences with stuttering

By MCRI | Nov 12, 2019

Rich Stephens talks about his experiences with stuttering, and the power of not feeling alone. He feels strongly that “stuttering should never be a taboo subject”. He believes that “to understand anything you need to start at the beginning. Which is why The Genetics of Stuttering Study is so important for the future generations of people who stutter.”

Genetics of Stuttering Study in the media!

By Vicki Jackson | Aug 19, 2019

What an exciting day we had on Friday! The Genetics of Stuttering team spent the day speaking to the media about the study, and put a call out for anybody who has ever experienced stuttering to volunteer for our study.

New research from the study team: We found a new gene that causes a neurodevelopmental disorder, with speech impairment.

By Vicki Jackson | Aug 7, 2019

“We identified seven affected females in four pedigrees with likely pathogenic variants in ZNF142” – Khan et al. 2019

Contact Us

Phone

(+61) 1800 931 759

Post

Genetics of Stuttering Study, Speech and Language Group
Level 5, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
50 Flemington Road,
Parkville, VIC 3052
Australia

 

Connect

Latest tweets

Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 5:36am
Catch up with this live conversation on Facebook from last night, with Rich Stephens from @sayorg Australia !

https://t.co/HUU5OEDWrz via @FacebookWatch
Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at 6:15am
Very exciting news!

Registration to the Australian Speak Easy Association conference is now open! 👇👇👇

The conference kicks off on Friday 23rd October with a screening of the movie @WhenIStutter, followed by two days of talks and discussion...

https://t.co/6N07f2Ot2e
Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 at 9:56pm
ICYMI!!

This informative piece by @amberldance has appeared on several great media sites -take a look if you haven't already! 👇👇👇

What Neuroscientists Are Discovering About Stuttering

#neuroscience #genetics #scicomm

https://t.co/8UoS7XBqio

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