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Welcome to the DOC16 Foundation!

We are committed to providing information and support to families dealing with the diagnosis of Mosaic Trisomy 16 disorder. While much more research needs to be done to fully comprehend this rare disorder, we hope that we can help parents and medical professionals better understand this diagnosis and its potential implications.

Here on our website, in addition to finding information about Mosaic Trisomy 16 disorder, you can read the personal stories of our children affected by Mosaic Trisomy 16 abnormalities and get connected to other parents who have experienced the same diagnosis. Please contact us for more information.

Recent Changes to the DOC16 Foundation

Effective March 1, 2013 the DOC16 Foundation will be focusing on the support and research of cases of Mosaic Trisomy 16 only. Families dealing with a chromosome 16 disorder other than Mosaic Trisomy 16 can find a great network of assistance at SOFT (Support Organization for Trisomy). If you have questions about this transition or would like more information, please contact us at

Mosaic Trisomy 16 Research Opportunity

Participants are needed for a research study of MT16 at Vanderbilt University. Participation includes completion of an online questionnaire and signing a release of medical records that provide information on trisomy 16. All participants will receive $15 compensation for their time. If you are interested in taking part in the study, please contact Martha Dudek at or you can contact Samantha at