• Question: How many people have you helped figure out there mystery illness

    Asked by @Shannon to Katherine on 23 Apr 2020.
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      Katherine Benson answered on 23 Apr 2020:

      I’ve helped over 100 people in the last two years to figure out what the genetic cause of their disease is. We have many many patients give DNA (by giving a blood sample or saliva sample) to our laboratory every year. This allows us to help figure out what’s wrong with them, but it’s also used to help us do research to understand their diseases (like epilepsy and kidney disease) better.