If you or your family member have a diagnosis of SB, we welcome you to join our study!
The subject and both biological parents are willing and able to send a saliva sample by mail
The subject has a diagnosis of myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus (usually with shunt placement)
The subject can be any age. We have special saliva kits for young children and those who have difficulty spitting.
Simple and confidential
Our study is easy—completed through the mail—and your personal information will be kept confidential. Once we receive your samples, we extract DNA from the saliva and analyze its contents, in search of the genetic causes of spina bifida.