Los Angeles, CA; February 27, 2019: Getting a diagnosis for a rare disease is a long and often painful journey that can take an average of five years and hundreds of doctor visits. Sometimes, the answer never comes; conventional diagnostics does not always provide a diagnosis for diseases that are only found in one in a million or one in 10 million people. Because most rare diseases are genetic in nature, genomic DNA sequencing can be used to provide answers that conventional approaches cannot.
Most families affected with rare diseases are under financial strain, making access to genetic sequencing technologies difficult. Rare Genomics Institute, a non-profit patient advocacy group, meets these patients at the end of their diagnostic odyssey – when all other means of diagnosis have failed and when financial resources are no longer available to continue the diagnostic process. Rare Genomics has created an ecosystem of leading technology partners and genetic experts from top research institutions around the world to give patients access to world-class genomic sequencing, data analysis and interpretation services. Often, Rare Genomics works with their partners and volunteer experts to re-analyze cases that have hit a dead end.Read More