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Molecular Genetic Etiology of Craniosynostosis among Ghanaians (MoGECaG)

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Funding Fogarty Program

Global Noncommunicable Diseases and Injury Research

Project Information in NIH RePORTER

Molecular Genetic Etiology of Craniosynostosis among Ghanaians (MoGECaG)

Principal Institution

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

Principal Investigator(s) (PI)

Gowans, Lord Jephthah Joojo; Cunningham, Michael L; Obiri-Yeboah, Solomon

Project Contact Information

Email: ljj.gowans@gmail.com

Year(s) Awarded





Seattle Children’s Craniofacial Center
University of Washington

Project Description

This project aims to carry out the first ever genetic etiology studies on craniosynostosis in a sub- Saharan African population, Ghana, which is highly underrepresented in genetic etiology studies. This project will build research capacity in craniosynostosis in Ghana and carry out whole exome sequencing and RNA-sequencing on saliva and cranial bone samples, respectively, obtained from Ghanaian patients with craniosynostosis. The project has both basic science and translational relevance: identification of population-specific etiologic genetic variants and/or genes for craniosynostosis and high-risk families – these are necessary for genetic counseling.

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