ThinkGenetic is proud to support Rare Disease Day. Why? Because we’re a part of your community! We live and breathe the struggles and triumphs firsthand.
Do you know the ThinkGenetic story? Three people founded us: a rare disease patient, Dave Jacob, his daughter – a genetic counselor, Dawn Jacob Laney, and a long-standing business partner, Len Barker. These incredible people saw a huge need to give back to the rare disease community after seeing Dave’s journey for a diagnosis. He struggled to find answers to explain his own symptoms for almost 60 years. We know many of you have been there, too.
Since then, hundreds of kindred spirits in the AI, genetics, and rare disease spaces have supported the ThinkGenetic mission. When given the right opportunities, we believe people have the power within themselves to shorten their own diagnostic odyssey. If we can help harness that power by building trustworthy tools to guide them, we’ll all get there faster, with less frustration.
But, our work never stops. We have trustworthy resources covering about 260 genetic conditions on our website, free for the public. And our newly-released SymptomMatcher application helps turn your searches into meaningful possibilities for more than 30 genetic conditions. We’re increasing those numbers every day!
So how did ThinkGenetic get involved? We are proud to support and participate in the 2018 Rare Disease Day in Boston, Massachusetts, USA hosted by the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). Below are just a few images from a powerful day filled with discussion, testimonials, and support for the rare disease community.
Together, let’s support one another in our journey for recognition, research, and treatments for rare diseases. Tell your story, get involved, and we’ll be right there with you! Not sure how? Take a look at the official Rare Disease Day website. You may have missed or been able to attend an event but there are still many ways to get involved all over the world. Visit https://www.rarediseaseday.org/.
Happy Rare Disease Day, indeed.