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Kids with rare diseases to benefit from new genetic tests

27 February 2014

HRB-funded researchers at Crumlin Children's Hospital and University College Dublin (UCD) have developed new genetic tests that will speed up diagnosis of rare diseases in children and help avoid the need for invasive procedures. The tests will be launched on European Rare Disease day (February 28, 2014)

Rare Disease Day is an annual event to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. More details about the three new genetic tests are available from the press release at the link below.

The European Organisation for Rare Disease (EURORDIS) has launched a 2014 Rare Disease Day Video which is available at the u-tube link also below.

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