Dr. Lawrence T. Reiter at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN, is conducting a research study to determine if neurons can be grown from the dental pulp of individuals with various neurogenetic syndromes including Potocki-Lupski Syndrome. Participants will be required to submit a genetics report describing their neurogenetic syndrome or control status. Dr. Reiter will provide a tube of cell growth solution and a return package to you at no cost.
Should you agree to participate you will only need to provide a fresh tooth specimen, most likely one that fell out on its own. Teeth must arrive at Dr. Reiter’s laboratory no more than 48hrs after the time they came out of the mouth and in the special media provided.
For more information on how to participate, please contact Dr. Reiter directly by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also read about some of the common questions Dr. Reiter receives regarding the clues found in the children’s teeth at the link below: