BeHEARD: rewarding rare disease research

Previous BeHEARD competition winner, Jill Wood, discusses the knockout mouse she won from Taconic Biosciences, which lead to the research of future treatments for Sanfilippo syndrome:

"In October 2017, the Rare Genomics Institute (RG) announced the launch of the 2018 BeHEARD (Helping Empower and Accelerate Research Discoveries) science challenge. The competition, which has been hosted annually since 2012, aims to advance rare disease research via cash and technology grants.

While there are 7,000 known rare diseases, affecting more than 300 million people worldwide, fewer than 5% have treatments."
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