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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

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Gaithersburg, MD

Welcome to the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), a collaborative effort of two agencies of the National Institutes of Health, The Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to help people find useful information about genetic conditions and rare diseases.

  • *The conditions in the drop down list are not all rare. If you want to see a list of rare diseases and related terms, click here.

    Contact a GARD information specialist if you:
    • Do not find the name of your condition
    • Can't find the answer to your question
    • Need more information
  • Tips for those with an undiagnosed condition
  • Información en español

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