The Greenwood Genetic Center has a longstanding interest and expertise in Rett syndrome, a rare, genetic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects mainly females. GGC’s Rett syndrome program includes clinical care, diagnostic testing, research projects, and clinical trials.
GGC works closely with IRSF to provide support and advocacy for all families impacted by Rett Syndrome. Each year, GGC and IRSF work with the SC governor’s office to proclaim October as Rett Syndrome Awareness Month in SC.
Rett Syndrome Pediatric Multidisciplinary Clinic – held in conjunction with the Shriners Hospital for Children and Prisma Health-Upstate in Greenville, SC. Services include genetics, genetic counseling, neurology, developmental pediatrics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, and dietary management. Age range: birth-21 years of age.
Rett Syndrome Genetic Clinic – appointments available at the Greenwood and Greenville offices of the Greenwood Genetic Center with a clinical geneticist, developmental-behavioral pediatrician, and certified genetic counselor. Patients can be seen clinically and/or for research.
Diagnostic Testing – GGC was one of the first labs to offer testing for MECP2, the gene associated with Rett syndrome. The laboratory also offers testing for other genes for related conditions including FOXG1, CDKL5, as well as a Rett/Angelman NGS panel.
The lobby of the JC Self Research Institute at GGC was transformed into a garden – of sorts.
The art exhibit titled ‘Rare Roses’ consisted of 12 paintings that depict real roses with genetic variations. The series was created by Nicole Shannon, an artist from Greenville. Nicole was inspired by her son, who has a rare genetic disorder, and other individuals with genetic differences.
Quinn, now 4, was born with a myriad of health issues and ...