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Israel Emerges as Global Powerhouse in Rare Disease Research

When it comes to rare disorders, Israel—a New Jersey-sized nation of 9.3 million that’s made headlines this year for its highly successful coronavirus vaccination campaign—is clearly an emerging powerhouse. 

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Where We Are in ALGS: A Pediatric Gastroenterologist’s Perspective

Although we are making headway in understanding and treating people living with Alagille Syndrome (ALGS) — a rare genetic disorder that manifests in a variety of ways — several questions remain. Here, Henry C. Lin, MD, pediatric gastroenterologist in the Division of Gastroenterology at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Oregon Health & Science University, shares his perspective…

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NORD Recognizes Progress in Fight Against Rare Disease With 2021 Rare Impact Awards

Under COVID-19’s lingering shadow, the National Organization of Rare Disorders (NORD) has presented its 2021 Rare Impact Awards to 24 pharmaceutical firms, researchers, politicians, and nonprofit groups for their efforts over the past year on behalf of patients with such illnesses.

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FDA, CDC Urge COVID-19 Vaccines for Rare Disease Patients on NORD Webinar

As the super-contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 sweeps across the globe, driving up infection rates as well as deaths, top US health officials are urging everyone 12 and older—including the country’s 30 million or so rare disease patients—to get vaccinated quickly.

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