Developmental Split-Brain syndrome discovery
April 12, 2017

 An interview with Dr Saumya Jamuar, visiting scientist at Harvard Medical School and co-Chief Scientific Officer of Global Gene Corp, discussing his discovery of the genetic alterations that underlie a newly-described condition known as ‘Developmental Split Brain Syndrome’.

Please can you describe the new disease entity that you discovered on your quest to map novel human disorders related to brain development?

Our group describes a new entity, which we refer to as “Developmental Split-Brain syndrome” which we discovered affected four individuals from three unrelated families.

All affected individuals showed disruption of communicating tracts between the right and left side of the brain which meant that there is lack of coordination and communication between the two sides of the brain.