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Care-for-Rare Laboratories for research into genetic diagnoses

Most of the rare diseases affecting children are causes by small mutations in the genetic information of cells. Since the human genome has been decoded, we know that the nucleus of every human cell decodes around 22,500 genes, which are spread out over 46 chromosomes, which in total adds up to 3.2 billion base pairs. One small error can have dramatic consequences and can cause life-threatening diseases.

In the modern state-of-the-art laboratories at Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital even the smallest mutation can be discovered in the genomes of children with rare diseases. The foundation supports modern diagnosis techniques so that new, and, as of yet, undiscovered diseases can be decoded. An exact genetic diagnosis is the first step towards a targeted treatment.

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Dr. Albrecht Matthaei

Tel: + 49 89 4400-57982
Fax: +49 89 4400-57702