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What are natural history studies and why are they important in drug development?

Natural history studies are studies that observe individuals with a certain disease or people who are at high risk of developing the disease. The purpose of natural history studies is to understand and characterize the normal progression of a disease or condition. More specifically, natural history studies can help researchers to gain an understanding the etiology, range of manifestations, and progression of rare diseases. To learn more about natural history studies and why they are important for drug development, click on the links below.

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