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Rare disease research

Supporting cutting-edge rare disease research

The E-Rare-3 results of the 7th Joint Call for European Research Projects on Rare Diseases (JTC 2015) were announced in late 2015, and Canadian researchers are involved in 9 of the 21 projects selected for funding, showcasing Canada's leadership in the field.

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Rare insight: Research improving lives of people with rare diseases

Patients affected by one of the more than 7,000 rare diseases face significant challenges, ranging from obtaining a correct diagnosis to the availability of treatment and care. While individually uncommon, collectively, these diseases impact more than three million Canadians.

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Featured researchers

Dr. Yohan Bossé
Genomics of heart and lung diseases

Dr. Nada Jabado
Biomarkers for Pediatric Glioblastoma through Genomics and Epigenomics

Dr. Scot Leary
Functional genetic investigation of the mitochondrial regulation of copper homeostasis

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