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Undiagnosed Diseases Network seeks to explain mysterious conditions

Millions of Americans live with rare diseases that sometimes require years to diagnose

by Gaia RemerowskiFebruary 25, 2022

Jason and Amy Lair with their son, James, 8, on the family farm near Alexis, Ill. The Undiagnosed Diseases Network discovered a genetic variant that inhibits James’ growth.Huy Mach

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Washington University School of Medicine’s 1,700 faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is a leader in medical research, teaching and patient care, and currently is No. 4 in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.

Gaia writes stories and produces videos on a variety of science-related topics. She has a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and immunology from McGill University in Montreal and a master’s degree in science journalism from Boston University.

Huy uses visual storytelling in his coverage of medical education, patient care, and research. He was part of a team of photographers at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography in 2015. He has a bachelor's degree in photojournalism from Western Kentucky University.