Genetics

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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

Contributors
Cynthia Frisina
Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Cerebral Palsy Foundation