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Finnish Disease Database

findis.org provides up-to-date information on 35 monogenic diseases belonging to the Finnish disease heritage. For each disease, the prevalence or incidence and a short description of clinical symptoms are provided, as well as genetic locus and a molecular description for identified mutations. The character and consequences of all known mutations, Finnish and foreign, are described at the DNA and polypeptide level. Disease allele frequencies are typically reported for Finnish mutations.

The target audience of the database is researchers and clinicians working in this field. Information for the database has been gathered from researchers, original and review publications, and reliable websites. The database follows the Quality Criteria for Health Related Websites recommended by the European Commission.

Funding for the database has been provided by the Academy of Finland, Center of Excellence in Disease Genetics and European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement number 200754 - the GEN2PHEN project.

Authors and Contact Information

Findis.org was originally developed and maintained by the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Helsinki and the Department of Molecular Medicine, National Public Health Institute, Finland.

Findis.org is now updated by The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki and Institute for Health and Welfare.

The original authors are:

Anna-Kaisa Anttonen, MD
Anthony Metzidis,
Kristiina Avela, MD PhD
Pertti Aula, professor
Leena Peltonen, Academy professor

The follow-up authors are:

Henna Linturi
Anne Polvi, PhD
Henrikki Almusa
Kestilä Marjo, MD, PhD
Juha Muilu, PhD

Database is being updated:

Current curator (1.6.2012-)
Anne Polvi, PhD