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NIH To Host Rare Disease Day Event, Feb. 27

Rare diseases affect an estimated 25 million Americans. On Feb. 27, NIH will host an event to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect and current NIH research collaborations.

Sponsored by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and the Clinical Center, Rare Disease Day at NIH will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The event will feature presentations, posters and exhibits, tours of the Clinical Center and an art show. Admission is free and open to the public. In association with Global Genes, participants are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of jeans.

Learn more about Rare Disease Day at NIH at, visit to register and view the agenda and follow the event on social media at #RDDNIH. 

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