Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a genetic disorder which reduces the connectivity of cells and tissues. The feature shared by the different forms of EB is the most well-known symptom of the disorder: fragile skin, prone to tearing or blistering from even slight friction. As well as the physical pain this causes, this damage means that people with EB are susceptible to infection, and may progress to more severe systemic disease. There is currently no cure for EB, although researchers are investigating genetic therapies. In this section you will find information about ongoing research into EB, as well as where you can look for support if you or a loved one are living with this condition.