Rare Disease Day Symposium Features Utah Geneticists

A rare disease is defined as one that affects fewer than 1:200,000 people, but as a group these diseases impact 10 percent of the U.S. population. What's more, 95 percent of them are untreatable. One aim of the Utah Genome Project is identify genetic causes of rare diseases.

Utah Rare is organzing several events to inform patients, advocates, and the general public, about rare diseases and the difficult challanges faced by those who live with them. The Rare Disease Day symposium on February 27, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake City Marriott University Park will feature University of Utah investigators including:

  • Utah Genome Project Executive Director, Lynn Jorde, Ph.D.
  • Univrsity of Utah Health Sciences Associate Vice President for Research, Dean Li, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Director of the Program for Personalized Health, Willard Dere, M.D.
  • Professor of Medical Genetics, John Carey, M.D.

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