Ever experienced stuttering?

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

To take part, please follow the link below:

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

(+64) 4 918 6166 (NZ)

Post

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

 

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Latest tweets

Thursday, November 11th, 2021 at 3:54am
Artist and person who stutters, @jjjjjeromeellis: ‘So much pain comes from not feeling fully human’

Great article via the @guardian

👏👏

https://t.co/BJwz68fhBO
Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 3:44am
If you would like to see and hear more people who stutter in the media, take a look at this, launched by @stammer on #ISAD2021 !

What a great initiative! 💚

#nodiversitywithoutdisfluency https://t.co/zBF5pv9vmo
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Friday, October 22nd, 2021 at 3:37am
On International #stuttering awareness day, Take some time to read Austin’s story on the @MCRI_for_kids blog!

To find out more about our study, visit our website: https://t.co/AypyqIppdN

#ISAD2021 https://t.co/4MYpKvpjO0
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Murdoch Children's Research Institute @MCRI_for_kids
Austin Sanday is an active, happy 9 year-old who enjoys video games, soccer & playing with his dog. At 3 Austin started #stuttering. He feels frustrated when he cannot get his words out & wishes more people understood stuttering. Read his story: https://t.co/dq7zQoeRhN https://t.co/zgCjaRTXhy
Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 4:04am
Did you catch @ACurrentAffair9 on @Channel9 over the weekend? Joshua and Vikesh share their stories about their experience of stuttering, both doing a fantastic job of raising awareness!! 💪

Our 🧬 study got a mention too!!

Check it out ! 👇👇👇

https://t.co/b8sjl606RD

To help us meet our target of 3,000 participants by 31 December 2021, volunteer for our study today

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