Learn more about the AHDC1 gene and connect with other Simons Searchlight families with the resources below:


Support Resources


Research Article Summaries

Below, we’ve summarized research articles about changes in the AHDC1 gene. We hope you find this information helpful.

The information available about AHDC1 is limited, and families and doctors share a critical need for more information. As we learn more from children who have a change in this gene, we expect this list of resources and information to grow.

You can also visit the Simons Foundation‘s SFARI Gene website to see information for researchers about this gene.


De novo truncating mutations in the AHDC1 gene encoding the AT-hook DNA-binding motif-containing protein 1 are associated with intellectual disability and developmental delay

Original research report by H. Yang et al. (2015).

Read the report here. Read the Simons Searchlight summary here.


De novo truncating mutations in AHDC1 in people with syndromic expressive language delay, hypotonia, and sleep apnea

Original research report by F. Xia et al. (2014.)

Read the report here. Read the Simons Searchlight summary here.


Research Opportunities

Simons Searchlight

Help the Simons Searchlight team learn more about AHDC1 genetic changes by taking part in our research. You can learn more about the project and sign up here.


Family Stories

Stories from AHDC1 families:

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