mission

Nice Genes is a streetwear brand that connects science with youth culture to inspire future generations of science advocates. Our goal is to support the nationwide community that fosters the importance of science and provides for the unmet medical needs of rare disease patients. The more people who are behind science, the better we are at facing and overcoming challenges in our health, environment, and future.

charity

Nice Genes is dedicated to making a positive impact for all by donating all of our profits to nonprofit organizations in need. All merchandise and apparel are made through a print-on-demand service which saves your donations from financial risk. Customers have the option of choosing any nonprofit organization to donate to. If section is not filled, donations will be made to National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), InvisiYouth, Find a Cure, and The Ehlers-Danlos Society. We're able to donate 100% of profits because of our low-risk business model which requires no inventory or warehousing. Overhead costs include maintaining the website (Wix Premium $30/mo). $500 were donated as of March 2021. For transparency, see complete list of my donation receipts and sales overview.

future goals

We eventually want to use the profits for:

  • Research Grants

  • Scholarships

rare disease facts

  • USA defines a rare disease as any disease that affects less than 200,000 Americans.

  • All together, they affect around 30,000,000 Americans and ~ 400,000,000 people worldwide!

  • Only 5% of the 7,000 rare diseases have treatments - even fewer have a cure.

  • Most RDs are chronic and life threatening, so these facts underscore the dire need for treatments.

  • In 1983 the Orphan Drug Act (ODA) was passed to boost investment into rare disease treatments.

support rare disease organizations

About me 

My name is Jason Hong and I'm currently a pharmacy student in California. I started Nice Genes in December 2020 with the idea of selling t-shirts/merchandise as a small business to raise money for rare disease research. I'm hopeful to see more therapies being developed into clinical trials but I also want to ensure their success by giving them and their patients as much support through Nice Genes. My goal with Nice Genes is to create a nationwide movement that supports science and rare disease research by tapping into our youth culture.

Please reach out to me at jason@nicegenes.co for any questions or concerns. 

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