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Medical News & Perspectives
May 1, 2002

New Source for Information on Rare Diseases

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JAMA. 2002;287(17):2202. doi:10.1001/jama.287.17.2202-JMN0501-3-1

For many patients, credible and comprehensible information about genetic and rare diseases has been hard to come by, but that is changing.

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Institutes of Health's Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) have created "The Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center" offering free and immediate access to specialists who personally provide anyone who asks with accurate and reliable information about genetic and rare diseases.

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