People often focus on the large amounts of money it takes to conduct biomedical research or develop potential therapeutics, but sometime small grants can have big impacts on the lives of people with rare diseases. Caroline Harding, CEO of Genetics Disorders UK, discusses her own journey through the rare diseases world following the birth of her son Columbus, and how she saw, through her own work, the important role small grant making could play. We spoke to Harding about her experiences, her organization’s Jeans for Genes program, and how small grants can sometimes be the catalyst to transform the lives of people.

RARECast is a weekly series by Daniel S. Levine. Levine is an award-winning business journalist who has reported on the life sciences, economic development, and business policy issues throughout his 25-year career. He founded Levine Media Group in 2013, which produces The Bio Report and RARECast podcasts. Read his full bio here. 

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