One $48,191 pilot grant available to investigators conducting clinical studies or basic science research on all aspects of Dyskeratosis Congenita or Telomere Biology Disorders. Dyskeratosis Congenita is a progressive, genetic condition caused by defects in telomere biology and results in problems in areas with high rates of cell regeneration. Proposals that seek to advance understanding of the manifestations of the disease will be considered. This research could involve the examination of late effects of the disease—including late effects of stem cell transplant; the development of a comprehensive database that characterizes clinical complications and or treatments; focus on gene discovery; or address any of the unmet needs of DC/TBD patients. This grant is made possible by Team Josh & the DCO Riders and Dyskeratosis Congenita Outreach, Inc.