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NHLBI to Fund Research into Genetic Components of Heart, Lung, Blood Disorders

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute issued last week a request for applications for research projects focused on identifying genetic variants related to heart, lung, and blood disorders and their risk factors through genome-wide association studies.


The institute said that it will award $20 million over three years under the RFA, and that it expects to fund between four and six projects.


"The data generated by this effort will contribute to our knowledge of the underlying biochemical pathways to disease, the interaction of genetic components with each other and with the environment," the NHLBI said. "Results have the potential to identify novel predictors of disease, new therapeutic interventions, prevention strategies and treatments, as well as predictors of response to treatment."


Additional information about the RFA can be found here.


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