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Unlocking the Future: The YWHAG Biorepository

Welcome to another groundbreaking advancement in our efforts to understand and treat the YWHAG genetic mutation. Although rare, this condition affects many lives globally and presents a wide array of challenging symptoms.


To further our mission and accelerate our path to a cure, the YWHAG Foundation has established a biorepository. By creating a centralized resource of these samples, we can facilitate more comprehensive and coordinated research efforts. This will enable scientists to better study the genetic and molecular underpinnings of the condition, ultimately accelerating the development of effective treatments and improving the quality of life for those affected.

Partnering with Innovation

At the forefront of advocacy and research for this condition, the YWHAG Research Foundation is thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership with CombinedBrain, The Consortium for Outcome Measures and Biomarkers for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.


A non-profit organization based in Tennessee, CombinedBrain is devoted to speeding the path to clinical treatments for individuals with rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorders by pooling efforts, studies, and data. Together with Dr. Spitznagel, we have established the YWHAG Research Foundation Biorepository, a resource that holds profound promise in the radical advancement of research on the YWHAG genetic mutation.

What is a Biorepository?

A biorepository is a facility that collects, catalogs, and stores biological samples, such as DNA, blood, tissue, and other substances, for use in research. These repositories are invaluable resources in the medical research community, enabling scientists to access a wide array of biospecimens necessary for their studies. By analyzing these samples, researchers can uncover fundamental insights into genetic conditions, identify biomarkers for early detection, and develop targeted treatments.

The Role of the YWHAG Research Foundation Biorepository

The YWHAG Research Foundation Biorepository, made possible through our partnership
with CombinedBrain, serves as a centralized collection of biological samples from individuals affected by the YWHAG genetic mutation.

Detailed Genetic Studies

By providing researchers with access to high-quality genetic material, the biorepository will facilitate in-depth studies of the YWHAG mutation, helping to unravel the complexities of the condition.

Accelerate Research

With samples readily available, researchers can initiate and complete studies faster than if they had to collect specimens themselves, speeding up the journey towards new discoveries.

Foster Collaboration

The repository encourages sharing and collaboration among scientists worldwide, combining efforts and resources to tackle the challenges of the YWHAG genetic mutation from multiple angles and agencies.

Protocol and Practice Definitions for the YWHAG Foundation Biorepository

The YWHAG Foundation and CombinedBrain have implemented stringent protocols to
ensure the ethical collection, storage, and use of all biological samples. Donors who contribute to the biorepository provide their samples with informed consent, knowing that their participation may lead to significant breakthroughs in understanding and treating the YWHAG genetic mutation. Researchers accessing the biorepository must submit proposals that undergo rigorous review to ensure that their studies are ethical, feasible, and defined by high probability of contributing substantial knowledge valuable to the field.

Full details on the Foundation Privacy policy can be found here.

Join Us in Making a Difference

Contribute Samples

If you or a family member are affected by the YWHAG mutation, consider donating biological samples to the YWHAG Research Foundation Biorepository.

Spread the Word

Awareness is crucial. Share information about the biorepository and its importance with your community.

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Together, through research, collaboration, and community support, we can unlock the secrets of this condition and pave the way for a future of hope and healing.


For more information on how you can contribute or participate, please browse our website or contact us below. Let's embark on this journey together with the vision of a brighter future for all affected by the YWHAG genetic mutation.

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