Delay in the Diagnosis of Rare Diseases

Rare diseases are usually genetic in origin, life-threatening or chronically debilitating and most of them lack any type of treatment. Also, by definition, a rare disease only affects a small number of individuals, although the exact definition varies from one country to another: In the United States, the Rare Diseases Act of 2002 defines them …

Computer Games for Crowdsourcing Scientific Research

Do you like computer games? If yes, here you have two options to play and at the same time contribute to genetic and biotechnology research: phylo It looks like a game, but it is a tool to improve multiple sequence alignments of DNA regions that may be linked to various genetic disorders. Sequence alignment can …