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Priscilla Chan: Big scientific breakthroughs in human biology that come from studying rare diseases
Dec 8, 2023, 16:39

Priscilla Chan: Big scientific breakthroughs in human biology that come from studying rare diseases

Priscilla Chan, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, shared a post on LinkedIn:

“There are big scientific breakthroughs in human biology that come from studying rare diseases. Since CZI launched the Rare As One Network to support patient-led organizations as they accelerate rare disease research, we’ve been learning every step of the way.

We’ve learned that CZI can be a connector and convener, creating a network effect to help rare disease organizations learn from and lean on each other. We’ve seen the power of collaboration—when groups work across related diseases, they accelerate understanding of human biology and develop new treatments and cures. And just as I saw as a pediatrician, we’ve been reminded that rare disease patients and their families can and will move mountains to advance research. Building on these lessons, we’re launching a new cohort of the Rare As One Network to strengthen the network effect even more by focusing on areas of scientific commonality. Our goal is to create even stronger cross-disease collaboration and accelerate research in these classes of rare disease.”

Source: Priscilla Chan/LinkedIn