Finding the cure: rare diseases

Finding the cure: rare diseases

The incidence of rare disease defies what the name suggests. Alone, such illnesses are classified as rare if they affect fewer than five in every 10,000 people, but taken in aggregate rare diseases are not in fact rare at all. There are an estimated 30m sufferers in the US, while roughly 6 per cent of the UK population are afflicted with one of 7,000 so-called rare diseases.

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