Tens of thousands could have 'incurable' disorder 'similar' to cerebral palsy – symptoms

In severe cases, the condition could result in early death for babies and children who develop the mutation.

Symptoms of the condition are difficulty walking, sitting up and swallowing.

Patients may also suffer seizures, muscle contractions, hearing and speech difficulties and uncontrollable limb movements.

The co-founder of SynaptixBio, Doctor Michelle Teng, who diagnosed her daughter with a severe form of TUBB4a, described her child’s plight, saying: “I was fortunate to have been able to perform the tests Sofia needed.

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