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The Promise In Unraveling The Mysteries Of Rare Diseases

Jun 10, 2013 (Talk of the Nation) — As a child, Jeannie Peeper was diagnosed with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, an extremely rare disease that causes a second skeleton to grow inside the body. Peeper and science writer Carl Zimmer discuss the efforts of a small group to fund research to battle the disease.

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