Prader-Willi syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs in about 1 in every 12,000-15,000 people. Signs and symptoms that may occur among individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome include:
Dr. Gunter Scharer, medical director of the Children's Minnesota genomic medicine program, tells us more about genomic medicine and explains what parents need to know about the new Sanford Children's Genomic Medicine Consortium.
The Twin Cities' second annual 22q at the Zoo takes place Sunday, May 22, at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley.
Our genetic counselors are available to help you determine whether a genetic consultation may be helpful. Children's Physician Access is available 24/7 with a representative on the line throughout the call to assist with referrals, consultations and admissions and to provide general information.
When you want answers, you want to talk to experts. They work as a team to evaluate, diagnose, and treat your child. And every family who comes through our clinic door at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota meets with a genetic counselor as well as a board certified geneticist or advanced practice registered nurse with additional training in genetics.
At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we focus on research and innovations that make a difference in the care of our patients. From improving day-to-day quality of life for children and teens, to developing new pain management approaches and adopting cutting-edge technologies, our research is completely kid and family-focused.
At Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's genetics clinic, we specialize in helping children with complex needs and birth defects on every step of their journey. We help families searching for the causes of their child's medical problems as well as those who have already received a specific diagnosis and are looking for support and treatment.
Andrew Schmidt was the first person in Minnesota to be diagnosed with Pallister-Killian syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disorder that causes cognitive delays.
Three-year-old Austin Graue, of Northfield, Minnesota, pioneered a surgery after being diagnosed with Pfeiffer syndrome.