NIHR Rare Disease BioResource

NIHR Rare Diseases BioResource - how do our genes influence health and disease?

NIHR Rare Diseases BioResource

Around 1 in 17 people will develop a rare disease at some point in their lives. Today 400 million people in the world – and 3 million in the UK – have a rare disease.  We established the Rare Diseases component of the NIHR BioResource to help tackle rare diseases. We want to identify genetic causes of rare diseases, improve diagnosis and support work to develop and validate treatments. Our work will improve care for those with rare diseases and support their families.