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Research Current Projects 


Research centres around the world, are initiating projects to better understand specific aspect of the FOXP1 gene and how the genetic mutations affect those with FOXP1 Syndrome. Research needs the participation of parents of children with the syndrome to contribute their child's genetic reports, medical history and developmental milestones.  With contributions from many FOXP1 families, researchers will be able to analyze the data and publish their findings with the goal of identifying unique traits and characteristics of our children.  

The following research projects are currently in progress. They request your support and contribution of information.  Many of the projects are looking for older foxes, to build their knowledge base.  The International FOXP1 Foundation has endorsed these projects.

If you would like the FOXP1 community tparticipate in your Research Study, please complete the "Request for Participation Form" found here.

~  Research is how we build the knowledge of FOXP1 Syndrome  ~

Dr. Paige Siper and Tess Levy conduct their research at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York. They are currently looking to add another participant to their study, ideally in the 25-30yr old range.


This study is open to the  international  community.  If you would like to participated and your adult child is 25-39 years of age,  please contact  Tess Levy at

Dr. Saskia Koene is conducting her  researcher at Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) in The Netherlands.  She is studying the functional capacities of individuals with FOXP1 syndrome.

This study is open to the  international  community.  If you would like to participate in this study please contact Dr. Koene at

Mapping our knowledge about our Fox kids

When our daughter Pippa was diagnosed with FOXP1, our genetics couldn't provide much insight. We received academic articles via email and were advised to join a Facebook group, which we did. It was truly impressive! Together, we've gathered valuable information about our children – a collective wisdom in research terms. As a mother researching health communication, I've learned this wisdom can offer clinical insights beyond what's in medical literature.

I've sought funding to study how we can organize the data we share about our children on the FOXP1 page, which resulted in the PIPA project. Once mapped, it can efficiently inform other caregivers and physicians, guide future epidemiological analyses, and enhance treatment plans. You can contribute to advancing FOXP1 knowledge by donating your Facebook data from the Friends and Family of FOXP1 page. Is it complicated? Not at all! It'll only take 10 minutes. Is it safe? Absolutely! We ensure privacy protection through an innovative platform developed by six top Dutch universities. Your privacy is further safeguarded by informed consent and anonymized data extraction. You can also choose to withhold any uncomfortable information while donating.       I cannot do it without you!

Many thanks!  

Register  Here 

Dr. Ruth Braden is conducting her  researcher at Murdoch  Children's Research Institute in Melbourne Australia.   FOXP1 Speech Tracker Study, is recording the progress of speech over a 3 years. 

This study is open to the  international  community.  If you would like to participate in this study please email 

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