U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Rare Diseases

Genetic Testing: How it is Used for Healthcare- (PDF)

You may want to learn about genetic testing if you have a family history of inherited diseases or belong to an ethnic group with a higher risk of a specific inherited disease. Read this fact sheet to find out about genetic testing.

Review Date: Thursday, August 04, 2011

NIH Office of Rare Diseases Research

NORD’s Patient Assistance Programs

Find patient assistance programs that help patients with rare diseases obtain life-saving or life-sustaining medication they could not otherwise afford.

Review Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2013

National Organization for Rare Disorders

Patient Organizations Database

Enter an organization name or the disease name to search for organizations that help people with rare diseases.

Review Date: Friday, August 28, 2015

National Organization for Rare Disorders

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