NHGRI researchers help identify new metabolic disorder caused by faulty gene expression. National Human Genome Research Institute, September 9, 2013. (Archived PDF)

Discovery of a rare disease in Colorado boy boosts science and hope. Denver Post, pg. A1, A11, September 6, 2013. (Archived PDF)

With the help of a remarkably willing local family, dedicated researchers across two countries willing to share their data — and smart enough to recognize the similarities between their work and the work of other researchers — Shaikh and his team have cracked a complex genetic code that causes a debilitating disorder. - See more at:

Colorado boy at center of major medical discovery. September 6, 2013 (Archived PDF).

Genetic analysis of a handful of patients with an undiagnosed condition leads to discovery of new disease. McGill University Health Centre, September 5, 2013. (Archived PDF)

CU scientists identify new disease. September 5, 2013. (Archived PDF).

Peering Into Genetic Defects, Colorado boy pivotal in helping CU scientists discover new metabolic disease. September 5, 2013. (Archived PDF).

An X-Linked Cobalamin Disorder Caused by Mutations in Transcriptional Coregulator HCFC1. The American Journal of Human Genetics, Volume 93, Issue 3, 506-514, 5 September 2013.

B12 Breakthrough: Patient #1
AURORA, Co. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – A recent discovery identifies a rare genetic defect for the first time ever.
Ten-year-old max plays the keyboard with his head, the drum with his foot, and communicates by computer with his elbows.
“He’s amazing because through all these challenges he’s still so smart,” Abbey Watson, Max’s Sister, told Ivanhoe.

It took nearly ten years after max was born for doctors at the University of Colorado School of Medicine to identify the cause of his disease.

Student joins first-grade class via web. May 15, 2011. (Archived PDF)

Perlich, Nancy. Making Your Own Luck. Directions. Volume 2011.2, p. 43. (Archived PDF)

Monster Max Fights for a Bantam-Max Watson’s Story. April 2010. (Archived PDF)

Family Stories; Max Watson. March 2010. (Archived PDF)

Max Watson, MMA, Cbl C, Age 4. Organic Acidemia Association. Spring 2008., (Archived PDF)

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