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Diseases and conditions

Diseases & Conditions, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment options

Sample: What to know about medical conditions

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Rare and genetic conditions

  • Even though few people have a specific rare disease, a lot of people (around 30 million Americans) have one of the many diseases that are considered rare
  • 80% of rare diseases are genetic
  • The Genetics section of and GeneReviews are leading sources of patient information about rare or genetic conditions