If you’d like to become a donor:
Previous studies suggest that Tourette Syndrome has a strong inherited component. Through the Rutgers University Department of Genetics, we are conducting a genetic study of TS. The ultimate goal of this study is to identify genetic (inherited) factors that play a role in causing TS and related disorders such as Chronic Tics (CT), Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
The New Jersey Center of Tourette Syndrome Sharing Repository is the world’s first TS Sharing Repository, which incorporates clinical and genetic data that can be accessed by qualified researchers. In the future the DNA and cell lines can become part of the National Institutes for Health repository at Rutgers University as a national resource. You can help us find the cause for Tourette Syndrome.
You can help us find a cause for Tourette Syndrome. For more information about this study, please see our brochure. (.pdf file will open in a new window. Please be patient.)
If you would be willing to talk with a member of our professional staff, please complete the reply form on the brochure or email us at email@example.com (include your name, phone number and best time to be reached).
For information about some other research initiatives, please visit njcts.org