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New research project aims to change the way rare diseases are identified and treated

April 05, 2011
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The new "Funding of Rare Disease Genes in Canada (FORGE Canada)" project will begin by studying 70 different rare diseases in an effort to change the way rare diseases are identified and treated. New sequencing technologies allows for rapid identification of disease-causing genes in small families or a few unrelated individuals with the same rare condition. Dr. Jan Friedman, FORGE Canada co-leader, talked to CTV British Columbia about rare diseases.

[CTV British Columbia story]  
[news release from Genome BC]
   
[news release from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research]