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Purine Research Society

National. Founded 1986. Supports DNA research, looking for mutations in DNA, both nuclear and mitochondrial, that might cause autistic/epileptic symptoms in patients. Purine metabolic diseases include gout, purine autism, Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, ADA deficiency and others. Offers publications and reference information including a purine-restricted diet.

5424 Beech Ave.

Bethesda, MD 20814

Voice: 301-530-0354 / Tahma Metz



Verified: 1/9/2013

CLIMB - Nat'l Info. and Advice Centre for Metabolic Disease

International network. Founded 1981. Provides support and information for individuals and their families dealing with over 700 metabolic conditions. Newsletter, phone support, pen pals, annual conference and written information in English, Welsh, Urdu and Punjabi. Small administration fee required for postage.



176 Nantwich Rd.

Crewe, UK CW2 6BG

Voice: +44 845 241 2173 (day)



Verified: 1/8/2013

CDG Family Network Foundation

International network. Founded 1996. Support for parents of children diagnosed with congenital disorders of glycosylation, an inherited metabolic disease affecting all body parts, especially the central and peripheral nervous systems. Support is attained primarily online. Group also provides bi-annual newsletter, phone support, advocacy, information and referrals. Bulletin board for families to interact with questions, comments and updates.


CDG Family Network Foundation

c/o Cynthia Wren-Gray, President

P.O. Box 860847

Plano, TX 75074

Voice: 1-800-250-5273

Fax: 903-640-8254



Verified: 2/12/2013

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