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Rare diseases, many persons concerned
Rare: This is how a disease is defined that affects less than five out of 10,000 people. In Germany, around four million children and adults live with such a disease. In most cases, the cause is hereditary. And it often takes years for a diagnosis to be made. With the help of genetic diagnostics, disease triggers can be found more quickly, thus shortening the diagnostic odyssey.
Big data, algorithms, bioinformatics - buzzwords that today seem to be just as much a part of medical vocabulary as surgery, stethoscope and syringe. But what does computer-aided data processing have to do with medicine? Can this lead to clinical benefits?
Young, athletic and suddenly dead?
Again and again, news from athletes who are torn out of life in the middle of it frightens. In many cases, an inherited heart disease is the cause of sudden death. And in many cases, cardiomyopathies, hereditary cardiac arrhythmias or fat metabolism disorders could be diagnosed in advance. This is because a hereditary cause can be identified before it becomes a danger to health and life.