Funded by the NIH Common Fund, the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) is an initiative to facilitate the diagnosis of conditions that have eluded diagnosis through the coordinated action of leading clinical and research centers. The UDN has two main goals: To provide answers for patients and families affected by mysterious conditions, and to learn more about rare and common diseases. The UDN is made up of clinical and research centers across the United States, UCLA housing one such center, which are all working to improve diagnosis and care of patients with undiagnosed diseases. UCLA’s UDN, under the Department of Human Genetics, supports comprehensive “bedside-to-bench” clinical research to aid physicians in their efforts to give long-sought answers to patients living with mystery diseases. Their goal is to accelerate and expand clinical genomics, enable quick and definitive diagnoses and clarify the best ways to treat patients.

For more information, please visit the Undiagnosed Diseases Network webpage.

Last updated
January 5, 2024