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Uncommon solutions for rare diseases

Scientists are expanding their research into rare diseases, seeking to improve treatment and cheapen costs. Image credit - Shutterstock/Tonhom1009
Scientists are expanding their research into rare diseases, seeking to improve treatment and cheapen costs. Image credit - Shutterstock/Tonhom1009

Rare diseases are uncommon, but there are still thousands of different conditions which together affect between 27-36 million people in the EU. This month, Horizon examines the latest efforts to tackle rare diseases as well as new technology to better diagnose uncommon conditions and novel ways to reduce the socioeconomic burden of unusual disorders.