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Read the latest news about the centre and rare disease at Great Ormond Street Hospital. 

Substantial donation enables building of centre for research into rare diseases in children 

Great Ormond Street Hospital has today received a very generous donation from Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, wife of the late founder of the United Arab Emirates. This gift will enable our planned centre dedicated to paediatric research into rare diseases to be built and open on schedule in 2018.

Researchers find gene responsible for rare condition that can lead to melanomas

The genetic cause of a rare condition which causes large moles to grow on the skin and brain before birth and which increases the risk of melanoma, has finally been identified in a study led by the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).