The National Institutes of Health's Office of Rare Diseases Research and Clinical Center, along with the Food & Drug Administration's Office of Orphan Product Development, the National Organization for Rare Disorders, and the Genetic Alliance, are jointly celebrating Rare Disease Day today in the US. NIH is holding a free, public event featuring posters and talks dedicated to rare disease research.

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