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Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases

, 10:142

First Online: 02 November 2015Received: 12 October 2015Accepted: 21 October 2015DOI: 10.1186-s13023-015-0361-3

Cite this article as: Yang, L., Su, C., Lee, A.M. et al. Orphanet J Rare Dis 2015 10: 142. doi:10.1186-s13023-015-0361-3


The Chinese researchers have made significant progress in studying rare diseases in the recent years. From 2000 to 2014, 269 out of 1892 clinically relevant original research papers published on high impact journals by Chinese institutions, and 2678 out of 6040 clinical trials conducted by Chinese institutions and registered at are focused on rare diseases. The number of research papers and of clinical trials has shown a steady trend of increase. Creating public databases for rare disease will escalate progress in rare disease and enable multicenter studies.

KeywordsRare disease China Research papers Clinical trials  Download fulltext PDF

Author: Li Yang - Chang Su - Ashley M. Lee - Harrison X. Bai


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