FOXG1 Research is a special team of the BLACKSWAN Foundation that supports research on FOXG1 syndrome. In collaboration with the BLACKSWAN Foundation, the FOXG1 Research team works to raise funds and establish a network of researchers who work synergistically to identify innovative therapeutic strategies for FOXG1 syndrome.
FOXG1 Syndrome is a neurological disorder caused by a mutation in the FOXG1 gene, similar to RETT Syndrome. Previously called Brain Factor 1, FOXG1 is one of the first and most essential genes formed during human development. FOXG1 builds the Cerebrum – which controls cognition. Affected patients in most cases, cannot sit, walk, talk and eat without a feeding tube. 87% are epileptic and pharma-resistant.
Research shows FOXG1 plays a role in Autism, Schizophrenia, Brain Cancer and Epilepsy. A cure for FOXG1 will not just help over 300 (known cases) but will help solve brain disorders that impact millions of people.
The FOXG1 research team under the BLACKSWAN Foundation’s mission is to:
More information about the project here.