Patient Spotlight: Jordan’s Journey with Neurofibromatosis

Jordan’s journey with Neurofibromatosis (NF) started at her 10-month check up.  Our pediatrician noticed that Jordan had over six tan birthmarks, which are referred to as “café-au-lait spots”. As a mother, of course, I noticed these since when she was born, and often wondered why she had so many of them when neither I, nor […]

Human and Mouse NF1 Gene Maps Updated

When the gene responsible for NF1 was first discovered over 25 years ago, the NF1 gene had not yet been fully identified. The ensuing two decades witnessed the identification of new segments of the NF1 gene, as well as the sequencing of the entire human genome. While these advances rendered a more complete map of […]