In 2008, the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) was organized and established by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) and the NIH Clinical Center to help provide diagnosis and treatment for patients with unknown disorders.
In 2012, building on the success of this program in diagnosing both known and new diseases, the NIH Common Fund's Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) was created to test whether this type of cross-disciplinary approach to disease diagnosis is feasible to implement in academic medical centers around the United States.
The NIH Common Fund Undiagnosed Diseases Network will promote the use of genomic data in disease diagnosis and will engage basic researchers to elucidate the mechanisms underlying the diseases so that treatments may be identified. The program will also train clinicians in the use of contemporary genomic approaches so that genomic methods can increasingly be brought to bear on myriad diseases.
Gene Function Studies to Investigate Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases
The current list of genes and diseases of interest to the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) for the FOA PA-13-076 [grants.nih.gov].
For more information, see: Undiagnosed Diseases Network [commonfund.nih.gov]
Last Updated: March 4, 2014