The National Gaucher Foundation looks back on the accomplishments of 2018, made possible by the support and participation of the Gaucher disease community.
At a recent symposium on Gaucher disease, nationally and internationally... Read more
On October 8, the National Gaucher Foundation hosted a webinar... Read more
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Precision medicine could help enhance and direct treatment for Gaucher disease. But it might be challenging to obtain detailed genetic information from people living with Gaucher disease.
Among groups of people worldwide, genetic variation plays a key role in the prevalence of certain genetic diseases like Gaucher disease. Genetic diseases can affect anyone, but in some groups, certain diseases are more common compared to others. This can be attributed to genetic drift, or how frequently various genotypes (genetic makeups) appear in populations of individuals.
In February 2018, attendees from around the world met in San Diego for the 14th annual WorldSymposium, a research conference focused exclusively on the latest discoveries related to lysosomal diseases. Doctors and scientists met for three days to present and discuss cutting-edge research findings that may help change the diagnostic and treatment process for a variety of lysosomal diseases, including Gaucher disease.