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The lessons which rare maladies can teach

The importance of research into rare diseases.



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It is estimated that the MRC spends around 10 per cent of its translational budget on research into rare diseases . MRC researchers have played a significant role in identifying the genetic basis for many rare inherited diseases and have shown that studying rare diseases can often lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms behind more common conditions.

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