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    The Next 2020 Campaign Issue for Democrats? Rare Diseases

    Battle lines in the race for the Democratic nomination for president are shifting — and rare diseases, including uncommon cancers, could be front and center, OZY reports. Ex-Vice President Joe Biden set the tone with an ambitious commitment to curing cancer, and some believe he may have a point: Under President Trump, funding for research into rare diseases has dried up, though a law to speed FDA approval for medications has won support on both sides of the aisle.

    Is it a vote-winner? Research shows at least 1 in 12 Americans suffers from a rare illness, meaning most extended U.S. families are affected.

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