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Impact Features

Dynamic teams of physicians, researchers, patients, and patient advocates work together in each RDCRN consortium to advance rare diseases research. This page collects feature articles highlighting both the work of the RDCRN consortia and the people behind that work. Choose the consortium acronym at the top of the page to view features articles related to that consortium.

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Keyword co-occurrence visualization map of RDCRN-supported publications 2004–2020.

January 29, 2024

The Rare Diseases Act of 2002 (H.R. 4013) enacted the establishment of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN) in 2003.

Urea Cycle Disorders Over Time: What We’re Learning from a Natural History Study

October 30, 2023

Mitchell Magyar with his mother and sister, wearing sunglasses and smiling

December 16, 2021

Mitchell Magyar is a 13-year-old who loves golf, hiking, archery, riding his bike, and playing video games with his friends. He is also diagnosed…


December 9, 2021

The Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium (UCDC) is an original member of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RCDRN) family

The Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium logo appears over a gray graphic of molecules

December 3, 2021

The Urea Cycle Disorders Consortium (UCDC), now in its fourth cycle of funding, is one of the original Rare Diseases Clinical Research…