Established by the Rare Diseases Act of 2002
, the Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center is a public health resource that aims to support people living with a rare disease and their families with free access to reliable, easy to understand information, in English and Spanish. There is no advertising on this website, and GARD does not endorse or promote any companies, products, or services.
GARD is managed by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Federal government agency responsible for biomedical research. By advancing access to research information for rare diseases, GARD is using Translational Science to improve the research process to get more treatments to more people more quickly. Learn more about NCATS.