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For Patients and Families
The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center helps people find useful information about genetic and rare diseases.
… The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center helps people find useful information about genetic and rare diseases … The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center …
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.​ ​
Genetic research is creating new ways for people to take … medicine. … We have known for a long time that common diseases like heart disease, asthma, cancer, and diabetes can … Avoid smoking tobacco and too much alcohol. Get specific genetic testing that can help with diagnosis and treatment. … …
15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
Genomics is ending diagnostic odysseys for patients with rare diseases.
… is ending diagnostic odysseys for patients with rare diseases. … Did you know that there are truly rare people … diagnosed. About 80 percent of these rare disorders are genetic in origin, and 95 percent of them do not have even … efforts sometimes shrink the path for establishing the genetic basis for a rare condition from decades (and …
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 body to store too … damage that may cause death. … Wilson disease is a rare genetic condition that affects about one in 30,000 people. … Disease Association International National Digestive Diseases Information Clearing House Genetic and Rare Diseases
Genetic Disorders
Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal genetic disorder that results in progressive destruction of the nervous system.
… Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal genetic disorder that results in progressive destruction of … the nervous system. … Tay-Sachs disease (TSD) is a fatal genetic disorder, most commonly occurring in children, that … both parents are carriers, they may want to consult with a genetic counselor for help in deciding whether to conceive or …
Research at NHGRI
The Genetic Disease Research Branch studies how genetic changes affect the structure and function of gene products leading to human disease.
… The Genetic Disease Research Branch studies the mechanisms by which genetic changes affect the structure and function of gene … and better understand pathways involved in human genetic diseases and normal development. Model systems, including …
Genetic Disorders
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in both kidneys.
… Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous … and in all races. Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous … National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases MedlinePlus Genetics Home Reference PKD Foundation …
News Release
Scientists studying the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke and cardiovascular disease.
… the genomes of nearly 5,000 people have pinpointed a genetic variant tied to an increased risk for stroke, and … pathway that plays a major role in several common diseases. Together, their findings may provide new clues to underlying genetic and biochemical influences in the development of …
Educational Resources
Genetic epidemiology is a relatively new medical discipline that seeks to understand how genetic factors interact with the environment in the context of disease in populations.
Genetic Epidemiology … Genetic epidemiology is a relatively new medical discipline that seeks to understand how genetic factors interact with the environment in the context … disease in groups and the multifactorial causes of genetic diseases in populations. … Genetic epidemiology is a …
For Patients and Families
A list of genetic, orphan and rare diseases under investigation by researchers at or associated with the National Human Genome Research Institute.
… Many human diseases have a genetic component. Some of these conditions … Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). … This list of genetic, orphan and rare diseases is provided for informational purposes only and is …