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Genetic Disease Foundation Encourages Americans to Know Their Genes at KnowYourGenes.org in Observance of World Rare Disease Day
Date:2/28/2010

not-for-profit organization established in 1997 by patients and families affected by genetic disorders. The Foundation’s mission is to support research, education and the prevention of genetic diseases. The GDF supports: education programs to increase awareness about genetic diseases and the need for and availability of genetic testing; research to improve genetic testing and discover ways to treat, cure and ultimately prevent genetic disorders; and genetic counselors and health professionals with experience in medical genetics and counseling. The Genetic Disease Foundation is affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, whose faculty lead the country in clinical research to improve prenatal diagnosis, carrier screening, genetic counseling methods, and therapies for genetic diseases.

For more information on the Genetic Disease Foundation, visit www.GeneticDiseaseFoundation.org.

Reference:

1. Nussbaum, RL, McInnes RR, Willard HF. Thompson & Thompson's Genetics in Medicine, 7th ed. 2007, WB Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA

For additional information, please contact:

Fleishman-Hillard
Mariana Rodrigues
+ 1 212.453.2351

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