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Dustin Henderson, played by Gaten Matarazzo, on Netflix's "Stranger Things 3."

A ‘Stranger Things’ actor raised awareness about his one-in-a-million genetic disease just by being on TV, and experts say it’s help...

According to new JAMA research, Gaten Matarazzo's presence on Stranger Things drastically raised awareness of Cleidocranial dysplasia.

25% of cancers diagnosed in Singapore are rare cancers – and young people are more likely to have them

Doctors do not fully understand why rare cancers tend to inflict teens and young adults, but it is likely a combination of both complex genetic and environmental factors, Dr Chan from NCCS says.
Ja'bari Gray was born without skin on much of his body last year.

A baby born without skin has defied the odds and celebrated his first birthday

Ja'bari Gray was born without skin due to a rare condition, and wasn't expected to survive. He's responded to skin graft treatments, and is now home.

A new fund will help Singaporeans with rare diseases cope with hefty bills, which can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars

The Government is doing a 3-to-1 matching for contributions made to this meaningful fund.
After petting and feeding a stray cat while on vacation, UK-based Gemma Birch began feeling faint, vomiting, and experiencing an extremely swollen stomach.

A woman developed an uncommon disease after petting a stray cat, and her body basically attacked itself

After petting and caring for a stray cat while on vacation, Gemma Birch developed a rare autoimmune disease called Guillain-Barré syndrome.
RDMD co-founders Nancy Yu and Onno Faber.

A company that calls itself the ‘Flatiron Health of rare diseases’ and is backed by Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos just raise...

A drug development platform for rare disease just announced $3 million in seed funding, led by investment companies with a network of backers that include Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos.

Ovid Therapeutics shares fall 28% as investors question new drug data

New York-based biotech company Ovid Therapeutics announced on Monday positive phase 2 trial results for its treatment for a rare disease called Angelman Syndrome. Its stock, however, fell 28% following the announcement.

A 24-year old got a mysterious disease where her body attacked her brain — and everyone thought it was in her mind

There’s lot we still don’t know about autoimmune encephalitis, but experts believe it’s part of a larger class of diseases in which the body turns on itself.

Trump has made his FDA pick — here’s what that could mean for the agency

Multiple outlets have reported that Dr. Scott Gottlieb is expected to be nominated as the commissioner of the FDA.