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Is Cerebral Palsy Genetic? 

Advances in genomic research have helped to identify gene mutations that are responsible for causing Cerebral Palsy. This new understanding into causation of Cerebral Palsy is welcome news for families who have had no clear cause of their loved one's diagnosis. As this knowledge and understanding grows, CPF will continue to provide research and resources to help you find the answers you are searching for. 

Research is showing that between 14-33% cases of cerebral palsy may have a genetic component.

Dr. David Roye, MD
Medical Director, Cerebral Palsy Foundation & Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center, Columbia University Medical Center