The Disorders of Chromosome 16 Foundation (DOC16) is dedicated both to promoting research and providing information on chromosome 16 abnormalities.
The Foundation provides information, education, and support to families of children
living with a chromosome 16 disorder and to expectant parents confronting
a similar diagnosis. The Foundation also serves as a resource aiding
family, friends, caregivers, and medical professionals in their supportive roles.
DOC16 is the only organization specifically for Chromosome 16 related disorders. We provide a wide range of educational and support services including:
Support via telephone and email
Information on current research
Referrals to other affected families
Information for medical professionals
Board of Directors
Treasurer and Secretary
Peter A. Benn, Ph.D.
Director, Human Genetics Laboratories Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Connecticut Health Center Connecticut
Beth A. Pletcher, M.D., FAAP, FACMG
Associate Professor of Pediatrics UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School
Wendy P. Robinson,Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Genetics B.C. Research Institute for Children's and Women's Health
The Disorders of Chromosome 16 Foundation respects each family's personal decisions. Information provided on this web site is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosis, treatment or as a substitute for informed medical care. Individuals should seek the counsel of a medically-qualified clinician regarding any matter related to genetic diagnosis, treatment or medical care.
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