Hundreds of patients nationally have diseases that have confounded doctors and yielded no diagnosis and no reliable treatment. Today the Undiagnosed Diseases Network, founded and funded by the NIH, helps these patients, but its funding is uncertain beyond 2022. Patients and a physician leader of the UDN discuss the lonely plight of these patients and the hope UDN provides.


  • Meghan Halley, mother of child with unidentified illness
  • Troy Evans, patient with unidentified illness
  • Kimberly LeBlanc, genetic counselor and Assoc. Dir. of Research Operations, Undiagnosed Diseases Coordinating Center, Harvard Medical School

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