Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology - Pick of the Month

Every issue, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology’s Editor in Chief, Bernard Dan, identifies one key paper as the Editor’s Choice. Here, we bring together recent Editor’s Choice papers.

Precision medicine for genetic childhood movement disorders

Audrey K S Soo, Arianna Ferrini, Manju A Kurian


Increasingly effective targeted precision medicine is either already available or in development for a number of genetic childhood movement disorders. Patient-centred, personalized approaches include the repurposing of existing treatments for specific conditions and the development of novel therapies that target the underlying genetic defect or disease mechanism. In tandem with these scientific advances, close collaboration between clinicians, researchers, affected families, and stakeholders in the wider community will be key to successfully delivering such precision therapies to children with movement disorders.

What this paper adds

  • Precision medicine for genetic childhood movement disorders is developing rapidly.
  • Accurate diagnosis, disease-specific outcome measures, and collaborative multidisciplinary work will accelerate the progress of such strategies.
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