Research Update: Facial Features of Alternating Hemipleiga of Childhood

AJMGC research from team in Italy suggests that certain physical characteristics, particularly in the face, may be common enough in AHC champions to have a predictive assistance. This is an emerging technology, using facial recognition software to help diagnose rare genetic diseases. With the gene find, we need to focus on finding the thousands of undiagnosed cases of AHC. (estimates of 1 in a million to 1 in 250,000 predict 7,000- 28,000 cases in the world, but only about 1200 known. ) This study and the technology that could work with these findings may prove to be highly valuable in our quest. Kudos to the team and the Italian AHC Association. Here is the ARTICLE LINK

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