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.
See some of the most notable ways in which GDF and its supporters have made an impact over the past year in advancing our mission to help prevent, manage and treat inherited genetic diseases. View our News Brief here. You can sign up to receive regular news and updates from GDF at the top of this page.
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 NORD news and events.
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