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FOXG1 Foundation Australia

Glenwood, NSW Health

About FOXG1 Foundation Australia

FOXG1 Foundation Australia: We are a health promotion charity, working to raise awareness of, and to find a cure for those with FOXG1 syndrome.

FOXG1 syndrome is caused by a DeNovo (random, not inherited) mutation on the FoxG1 gene (previously called Brain Factor 1). Affected children are profoundly impacted as their brains cannot control their muscles, and kids are unable to walk, talk or do many things by themselves.

While a profound diagnosis, the best thing about FOXG1 syndrome is that it is a monogenic disorder, the diagnosis has been able to pinpoint the exact gene that has the mutation and needs to be repaired.

With phenomenal advances in medicine and technology, the hope of a gene therapy cure is stronger than ever - research has already started at UNSW and CMRI. Whilst there have been massive advances at the larger institutions, rare diseases still need grassroots support as no government grant or funding is available for specific rare diseases.

The aim of FOXG1 Foundation Australia is to find a gene therapy cure for FOXG1 syndrome so that all children are able to walk, run, laugh, and play like all children deserve and are meant to do.



10 Currawong Street
Glenwood NSW 2768

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