Rare disease collection

The last few months I have been putting some rare disease related ideas out into publications, and now they are starting to see the light of day.

First there is an editorial that highlights some of the challenges in finding out about the 700o or so rare diseases. The editorial also has some artwork from a couple of children with rare diseases in the hope this can raise a bit more awareness. This is followed by an opinion piece with collaborators Nadia Litterman, Michele Rhee and David Swinney in which the idea of a centralized rare disease institute is raised as well as discussing topics such as how to connect with others interested in rare diseases and how to foster collaborations.

Hopefully these articles will be followed in the rare disease collection at F1000Research by submissions from other scientists and rare disease advocates.

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