NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute wants to see more pulmonary researchers applying 'omics data and genomics-based knowledge to lung disease studies, and plans to fund a new program to train young investigators in using such approaches.

NHLBI will launch a program to provide up to $1 million in 2013 and $2.3 million for the next four years to provide funding, mentorships and other support to provide young investigators with the skills, knowledge, and experience to study the genomic and molecular basis of lung diseases.

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