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NIMH Rare Genetic Diseases Workshop


September 19, 2017


Bethesda, MD

Sponsor(s): National Institute of Mental Health

On September 19, 2017, NIMH hosted a workshop on challenges and opportunities for exploring rare genetic syndromes as models to delineate the genetic risk architecture of mental illnesses and to facilitate translation into meaningful prevention and treatments.

NIMH Director Dr. Joshua A. Gordon and other NIMH staff chaired breakout sessions during which notable scientific experts discussed the current state of the field in genetic analysis, phenotyping, and mechanistic characterization. Institute directors from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development, the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, and the National Human Genome Research Institute presented current NIH efforts in rare genetic disease research, and approaches to advance the field through partnerships and collaboration.