What is MyGene2?
MyGene2 is a portal through which families with rare genetic conditions who are interested in sharing their health and genetic information can connect with other families, clinicians, and researchers. The genetic cause of most rare conditions is unknown and as a result, most families who undergo exome sequencing or whole genome sequencing do not receive a diagnosis. By sharing information through MyGene2, a family can help and even participate in the discovery of new genetic conditions and the genes underlying these conditions.
Families with rare genetic conditions may use MyGene2 to search for and contact other families who have the same condition or mutations in the same gene in order to share information and offer support. Families have the option to make the information they submit to MyGene2 available to anyone visiting the site (i.e., public) or available to only registered users who have also contributed data to MyGene2. Families also have the choice of whether or not they want to be contacted by clinicians and researchers or other families.
Clinicians who have evaluated families with rare conditions may use MyGene2 to identify and contact families with the same rare condition and / or candidate gene.
Researchers studying a gene or families with a rare condition may use MyGene2 to identify and contact other families who have the same rare condition or candidate gene.