Center for Rare Childhood Disorders Archives

TGen fundraiser helps children with rare disorders


The 3rd annual “Mito What?” barbecue and concert, a fundraiser for TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders, is set for 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Monastery in Mesa. The fundraising event for Phoenix-based non-profit TGen, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, is sponsored by Jayse’s Mito Rascals, Supporting Mitochondrial Disease Research. Mitochondrial diseases result from failures… Read More →

TGen finds gene giving children appearance of aging

Krauss Honored For Science

Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)have identified a genetic mutation associated with the appearance of premature aging and severe loss of body fat in children. TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders found that the appearance of premature aging, a neonatal form of Progeroid syndrome, in a 3-year-old girl was caused by a mutation… Read More →

Medical miracle girl raises funds for TGen


Shelby Valint, the 12-year-old Phoenix girl whose sequenced genome led her from a wheelchair to walking, is raising funds for the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). The “Shelby Valint Inspiration Fundraiser” will generate needed research dollars for TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders (C4RCD). It was research through this innovative unit at TGen that… Read More →

TGen Launches Center for Rare Childhood Disorders

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) today announced the creation of a new center that could have life changing effects on the lives of potentially thousands of children and their families. The TGen Center for Rare Childhood Disorders (C4RCD) will harness the latest technologic leaps in genome sequencing to pinpoint the causes of rare childhood… Read More →