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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.
… that is part of a global effort to raise awareness of rare diseases. Several NHGRI staff members - Anastasia L. Wise, … studies have the potential to shed light on more common diseases in a perspective published February 22, 2017, in the … clinical director and director of the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP), offered other examples of rare …
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.
… States at any given time. There are more than 6,800 rare diseases. Altogether, rare diseases affect an estimated 25 million to 30 million Americans. … There are more than 6,800 rare diseases. Altogether, rare diseases affect an estimated 25 …
Staff
Dr. Daniel Shriner is a researcher in NHGRI's Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health.
… Alzheimer or Parkinson disease, the two most common neurodegenerative diseases. Curriculum Vitae … DeStefano, J. J., Roberts, B., … Health, genetic variation, genome-wide association study, neurodegenerative diseases … Daniel Shriner, Center for …
Educational Resources
A complex disease is caused by the interaction of multiple genes and environmental factors.
… physical and social environment. For this reason, complex diseases are also called multifactorial diseases. This stands in contrast to a “simple” genetic … in a single gene. Common examples of complex genetic diseases include heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. … A …
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 … of these patient groups are accelerating research on rare diseases by recruiting patients with the same condition to … the mutations in the  PRNP  gene that cause  prion diseases like FFI . Along with their colleagues, the couple …
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 (GARD)  was created in 2002 by …
Clinical Research
The Undiagnosed Diseases Program provide answers to patients with mysterious conditions that have long eluded diagnosis.
… The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) is part of the Undiagnosed Disease … Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the NIH Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) (now the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Division of Rare Diseases Research Innovation) and the NIH Clinical Center. … …
Genetic Disorders
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease is an inherited neurological disease characterized by a slowly progressive degeneration of the muscles and loss of sensation.
… will guide researchers in studying other forms of these diseases, as well as other neurological disorders. Because … investigating inherited and non-inherited neurological diseases. Additional Resources for Charcot-Marie-Tooth … Center for Biotechnology Information Genetics and Rare Diseases Information Center Finding Reliable Health …
For Patients and Families
Neglected diseases are conditions that inflict severe health burdens on the world's poorest people.
… Neglected diseases are conditions that inflict severe health burdens on … or by others instrumental in drug access. … Neglected diseases are conditions that inflict severe health burdens on … poorest people. Many of these conditions are infectious diseases that are most prevalent in tropical climates, …
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.​ ​
… medicine. … We have known for a long time that common diseases like heart disease, asthma, cancer, and diabetes can run in families. Rare diseases like hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell … you have an increased chance of getting some common diseases. Your health care provider can then give you …