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Entries for February 2013

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Gina Kolata, from the New York Times, interviewed me in November/December of last year.  The piece was published today:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/health/dna-analysis-more-accessible-than-ever-opens-new-doors.html?hp&_r=1& It breaks my heart when I think of the millions of people who are affected by rare and undiagnosed disease.  Did you know that there are over 7...

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Retta Beery posted on February 18, 2013
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How many is enough?  I've already been to too many funerals of children that have died undiagnosed.  How many funerals are enough?   When doctors run out of tests, when the medical community seems to have exhausted all of their tools, when you are sent home with your child who has lost so much function they can no longer walk, eat, or communicate, what do you do as a parent? At w...

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Retta Beery posted on February 14, 2013
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World Rare Disease Day is coming up - February 28th.  Alexis will be making posters with information about Rare Disease as well as handing out blue ribbons at her high school.  Thanks to Global Genes for bringing a broader awareness to Rare Disease and for developing a platform for so many people who are touched by Rare Disease to share their stories.  You can find one story here: &...

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Retta Beery posted on February 13, 2013
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Hello everyone, The holidays are over, the new year has begun, and we are gearing up to help move mountains in the medical field.  I'm excited to see that, in spite of all of the financial challenges that we are currently facing in our country and in the medical, scientific, and academia area, there continues to be forward thinking and advancement in these very areas.  We are praying ...

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Retta Beery posted on February 07, 2013