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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.

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Study News

VIDEO: The science of stuttering, surprising new research on what causes a stammer.

By MCRI | Sep 3, 2018

Kevin, 70 – Father, grandfather & retired electrical engineer who has battled a life-long stutter, whose father also stuttered, BRISBANE

By Mark Henderson | May 17, 2018

Former electrical engineer, Kevin, 70, Brisbane is happily married with three adult sons and two grandchildren. A keen photographer, Kevin occasionally delivers an address to his camera club. Throughout the latter stages of his professional career, Kevin actively participated in the speaker’s club at his offices, where he, together with several of his colleagues, prepared…

Lisa, 40 – Business owner & mother-of-two who lived with a debilitating stutter until adulthood, whose mother also stuttered, SYDNEY

By Mark Henderson | May 15, 2018

Stuttering had a profound impact on the childhood and adolescence of Lisa, 40, Sydney, who is now a successful business woman and mother-of-two.   Lisa began to stutter at eight years of age. Her mother also lived with a mild stutter her whole life.    Although unable to recall a specific trigger for her speech…

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Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at 4:28am
Annie Glenn, as a person who stuttered, was a champion for many in the #stuttering community. Thrown into the public spotlight as the wife of astronaut and senatorJohn Glenn, she used this prominence to advocate for PWS and to change the public perception of stuttering.

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Friday, May 1st, 2020 at 12:57am
Our very own Prof Angela Morgan ( @speechneuro) on @abcnews talking about some new #research from our team!

This study looked, not at stuttering, but at another speech disorder called #apraxia of speech. We will share a summary of this work on our website soon! https://t.co/9D2kwqGc3Y
Sunday, April 26th, 2020 at 10:04pm
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Head over to our website to find out more about our study, and share with others to encourage them to take part!

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About the 'Genetics of Stuttering Study’

The 'Genetics of Stuttering 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.

Stuttering or stammering affects verbal communication – particularly the rhythm or flow of communication.

Although the exact cause of stuttering is yet to be determined, genetics does play a role in stuttering, and a number of genetic variants having been identified to date.

The study involves 15 investigators at eight sites in Australia, the UK, the USA and The Netherlands. 

Study researchers are working to recruit 3,000 volunteers from Australia, aged 7+ with a history of stuttering (past or present).

Please see http://www.geneticavanstotteren.nl/ for more information about recruitment in the Netherlands and Belgium. We will be starting to recruit from other countries very soon - watch this space!

Participating in this study could make a genuine contribution to the understanding of stuttering.

How can you help?

If you currently live with, or have a history of stuttering, we encourage you to volunteer for our groundbreaking research study by completing the 10 minute core component of our online survey. Depending on your responses to our survey, you may be asked to donate a saliva sample.

To help us meet our target of 3,000 participants by 31 December 2020, volunteer for our study today

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