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Rare Diseases

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A rare disease is defined as one that affects less than 5 in 10,000 people in the general population. There are over 6,000 recognised rare diseases and of these, 80% have a genetic component. It is estimated that 7% of the population are affected by a rare disease at some point in their lives.

The NIHR BioResource - Rare Diseases operates in parallel with the NIHR BioResource Centre Cambridge and was established to recruit volunteers with rare diseases in order to support research specifically focussed on this area and in particular to help identify new disease causing genes.

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