This international event seeks to foster cooperation and encourage research on behalf of people with rare diseases — and here's one way you can do just that
posted on February 26, 2013 - 5:00am
In the United States, a disease or disorder is defined as “rare” when it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time; in Europe, when it affects less than one in 2,000 people.
Clearly, we’re talking about very small numbers of people. But put them all together, and the numbers tell a different story. More than 6,000 rare diseases affect more than 60 million people in Europe and the U.S...