Monday, January 2, 2012

The Global Genes Project

I recently came across The Global Genes Project, an interesting rare diseases awareness campaign. Everyone has heard about cancer or aids, but probably not everyone knows about rare diseases. This is because, by definition, a rare disease only affects a few people, some times just some hundreds or few thousands in a whole country. However, there are more than 7.000 different rare diseases, so taken together rare diseases affect over 350 million people worldwide according to R.A.R.E. project.

Rare diseases are usually genetic in origin, life-threatening or chronically debilitating and most of them lack any type of treatment. Please, visit The Global Genes Project to know how can you help to spread the word about rare diseases:

hope it's in our genes, a rare disease initiative

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