There are over 6,000 genetic disorders that can be passed down through the generations, many of which are fatal or severely debilitating. Since 1997, the GDF has worked with Mount Sinai to help provide funding for research to improve early detection and treatment options for many of these disorders.
At the GDF Gala on March 4, 2013 more than 250 guests helped raise funds for the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, while celebrating individuals who are making important differences in the lives of people with rare genetic diseases. Get information and view photos from the event.
The GDF has partnered with the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at Mount Sinai in New York City, one of the largest medical genetics centers in the world. Recognized as a leader in its field, it has more than 50 internationally recognized physician and scientist faculty members and has made numerous contributions to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of genetic diseases. Learn how advances at Mount Sinai have impacted the lives of thousands of people and provide hope for the future.
Your support can lead to remarkable gene discoveries and treatments that fight against genetic diseases.
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is an invaluable resource for people with rare "orphan" diseases. View their latest newsletter here (PDF).
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