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350 million people suffer from rare diseases. Here's how tech can help

A zoomed picture shows two surgeons performing an operation to implant anartificial heart valve in the operating room of a Berlin hospital August 15,2003. Germany's generous health care system has come under attack, for beingtoo costly and inefficient with Europe's largest economy spending more onhealth per capita than any other nation apart from the United States andSwitzerland.  NO RIGHTS CLEARANCES OR PERMISSIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS IMAGE  REUTERS/Fabrizio BenschFAB - RP4DRIFRTDAA

'Approximately 7,000 rare diseases have been identified, yet the vast majority of these have no specific treatment.' Image: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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