One in ten Americans has or will develop a rare disease, and then encounter a 95% likelihood of zero treatment.
That equates to over 30 million people in the United States alone, who have a rare disease; more than cancer and AIDS combined.
Globally, if all the people with rare diseases lived in one country, it would be the world’s third most populated country behind China and India.
Half of these people are children.
At the current rate of development, it will be 10,000 years before we have treatments for all known diseases.