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Archives for: July 26th, 2018

A Group No One Applies to Join

Written by Jennifer Huron on September 14, 2016

By Elizabeth Silva Anderson, ECD Global Alliance, a NORD Member Organization

An interview with Erdheim-Chester Disease patient, Janet Bunge, in honor of Erdheim Chester Disease Awareness Week (#ECDAwareness), Sept. 12-17, 2016

I belong to ECD. A group which no one applies to join.” The spirited mother of four recounts a tale… Read More

Illinois Man Uses His Myelofibrosis Story to Help Others

Written by on July 16, 2014

The diagnosis of primary myelofibrosis (MF), one of three main myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), came as a huge surprise for Bill Erickson in May 2012. According to the MPN Research Foundation, patients with MF have scar tissue buildup in their bone marrow, which prevents normal blood cells from being produced. Since blood cell… Read More

Privacy Protection in Whole Genome Sequencing

Written by Marsha Lanes on January 15, 2013

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is the genetic test that determines the order of all 3 billion letters in a person’s DNA, and is a technology that has become well known to the rare disease community.  It can reveal not only the genes responsible for production of an abnormal protein associated… Read More