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Sanford Children's Health Research Center

"I have the utmost confidence that this collaboration will promote solutions to some of the most troubling health issues that affect children."

- Denny Sanford
Naming donor and Honorary Trustee

About the Center

Diseases that predominantly affect children are too often unaddressed by the biopharmaceutical industry and government funding agencies. Rare childhood diseases – those affecting fewer than 200,000 in the U.S – are especially overlooked. The mission of the Sanford Children’s Health Research Center is to generate translational discoveries about such childhood diseases as diabetes, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, hypophosphatasia (bone disorders), and congenital disorders of glycosylation.


Human Genetics Program
Human Genetics Program
Technological breakthroughs are helping diagnose and explain known genetic diseases.
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