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NHGRI will highlight rare disease research that benefits affected patients and provides insights into more common disorders on Rare Disease Day.
… Institute (NHGRI) researchers are highlighting rare disease research that benefits affected patients and also … underlining this important relationship in advance of Rare Disease Day at NIH , a day-long symposium that is part of a … have been probing the connection between the rare Gaucher disease and the more common Parkinson's disease. While …
For Patients and Families
A rare disease is generally considered to be a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States at any given time.
… A rare disease is generally considered to be a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United … a role in rare diseases. Such factors may directly cause disease, or interact with genetic factors to cause or …
Educational Resources
A complex disease is caused by the interaction of multiple genes and environmental factors.
… Complex Disease … A complex disease is caused by the interaction of multiple genes and environmental factors. … Genes, Cancer, Heart Disease, Gene-environment Interactions … A complex disease
15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
Genomics is ending diagnostic odysseys for patients with rare diseases.
… identification of at least 15 other children with the same disease, and the establishment of the  NGLY1 Foundation  to support research about the disease and pursue possible treatments. In 2015, Matt was one … sequencing can transform the life of someone with a rare disease comes from  Sonia Vallabh and Eric Minikel . After a …
For Patients and Families
The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center helps people find useful information about genetic and rare diseases.
… and teachers who work with people with a genetic or rare disease. Even scientists who are studying a genetic or rare disease and who need information for their research have … or rare diseases and advocacy groups who want up-to-date disease information for their members have contacted GARD. …
Clinical Research
The Undiagnosed Diseases Program provide answers to patients with mysterious conditions that have long eluded diagnosis.
… Diseases Program (UDP) is part of the Undiagnosed Disease Network (UDN), an NIH Common Fund initiative that … new insights about genetic and biochemical mechanisms of disease and insights into normal cell biology, biochemistry … role of molecular and biochemical events that can cause disease and, eventually, the development of diagnostic and …
Genetic Disorders
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited neurological disease characterized by a slowly progressive degeneration of the muscles and loss of sensation.
… Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is an inherited neurological disease characterized by a slowly progressive degeneration of … fingers, and toes. … CMT is an inherited neurological disease characterized by a slowly progressive degeneration of …
For Patients and Families
Neglected diseases are conditions that inflict severe health burdens on the world's poorest people.
… trypanosomiasis. Commonly called sleeping sickness, this disease is caused by a parasitic microbe transmitted by … Africa. American trypanosomiasis. Commonly called Chagas disease, this disease is caused by a parasitic microbe transmitted by …
For Patients and Families
​Genetic research is creating new ways for people to take action and prevent disease and new ways to treat disease through personalized medicine.​ ​
… is creating new ways for people to take action and prevent disease and new ways to treat disease through personalized medicine. … We have known for a long time that common diseases like heart disease, asthma, cancer, and diabetes can run in families. …
Genetic Disorders
Wilson disease is a rare genetic condition that causes a person's body to store too much of the mineral copper, leading to organ damage that may cause death.
… Wilson disease is a rare genetic condition that causes a person's … can lead to organ damage that may cause death. … Wilson disease is a rare genetic condition that affects about one in 30,000 people. Wilson disease causes a person's body to store too much of the …