Scoliosis Genetic Research

A long-standing program within the Center is application of genomics to discover the causes of scoliosis. With funding from the NIH and other organizations the TSRHC  Molecular Genetics team has identified and published multiple genetic risk factors for idiopathic scoliosis, providing focal points for future interventions. TSRHC genetics researchers also lead the International Consortium for Scoliosis Genetics, a group dedicated to understanding scoliosis and improving patients’ lives.