On this rare day — Feb. 29, Leap Day — three Medical School faculty members share their stories of working with rare diseases in entries on UofMHealthBlogs.org:
U-M scientist Sally A. Camper, Ph.D., studies rare bone-growth disorder, skeletal dysplasia, that affects her son: An accidental geneticist, with a special purpose
The work of James A. Shayman, M.D., goes from discovery to drug, for Gaucher disease, and perhaps more: A rare achievement for a rare disease
Beverly M. Yashar, M.S., Ph.D., says at-home DNA tests, and disease-specific tests, make genetic counselors more important than ever: Guidance counselors for your genes?
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