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  • Achromatopsia
    An information network for individuals and families who are  interested in achromatopsia

  • Albinism
    NOAH - The National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation

  • Autism
    Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization,.
  • Cleft lip / Cleft Palate
    Brochure from the Cleft Palate Foundation discusses the genetics of this birth defect.
  • Cystic Fibrosis
    From the Cystic Fibrosis Website.  The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. 
  • Down Syndrome
    From the National Down Syndrome Society
    The genetic causes of this syndrom are discussed on this website. 
  • Familial Dysautonomia
    From the Dysautonomia Foundation
    This website discusses the genetic causes of this genetic disease. 
  • Klinefelter's Syndrome
    The NICHD conducts and supports research on all stages of human development, from preconception to adulthood.
  • Marfan Syndrome
    The National Marfan Foundation, founded in 1981, is a non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to saving lives and improving the quality of life for individuals and families affected by Marfan syndrome and related disorders.
  • Muscular Dystrophy
    From the Muscular Dystrophy Association site.
  • Progeria (HGPS) Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome
    Mission: to find treatments and the cure for Progeria and its aging related disorders.
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)  promotes the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases. 
  • Tay-Sachs Disease
    National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD) is one of the oldest patient advocacy groups in the country.
    NTSAD  supports over 500 families and individuals worldwide..
  • Tourette Syndrome
    Tourrette Sydrome Associatio  aims to  identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome. 
  • Turner Syndrome
    The National Human Genome Research Institute 

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