Landmark Advancement in Cystic Fibrosis Therapy

Landmark Advancement in Cystic Fibrosis Therapy

The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) community celebrates a landmark achievement this fall. For the first time, a highly effective medication is available to treat the underlying cause of CF for 90% of people with this life-threatening genetic disease. CF causes frequent lung...
Are You Living with an Undiagnosed Disease?

Are You Living with an Undiagnosed Disease?

Are you or a loved one living with an undiagnosed disease? You’re not alone: thousands of Americans—maybe more—go undiagnosed every year, and millions are living with rare diseases. It can take up to 5 years for someone living with a rare disease to get diagnosed, and...
The CRISPR Craze

The CRISPR Craze

On a sunny Saturday in June, geneticists, genetic counselors, professors, researchers and students gathered at the University of Connecticut to learn about a new scientific technology that has the world talking. This technology has become the new star in genetic...
Cancer Moonshot Connecticut Roundtable

Cancer Moonshot Connecticut Roundtable

Researchers, patients, physicians, nurses, and politicians gathered for Connecticut’s Cancer Moonshot Roundtable event on May 31, 2016, which was moderated by Senator Chris Murphy. The discussion focused on the Federal Cancer Moonshot Initiative being lead by Vice...
Rare Disease Day 2016!

Rare Disease Day 2016!

Did you know 1 in 10 people in America have a Rare Disease? That means 30 million Americans have a rare disease. February 29th is the rarest day of the year and appropriately marks Rare Disease Day worldwide. Events sponsored by NORD, the National Organization for...