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NIH to Spend $3M on Research into Genomics of Transplantation in FY 06

NEW YORK, March 21 (GenomeWeb News) - The National Institutes of Health plans to fund genomic studies in clinical transplantation, NIH said on Friday.


Under the RFA, entitled "Genomics of Transplantation Cooperative Research Program," NIH plans to fund two or three applications with $3 million in total in fiscal year 2006 to expand its existing research program in this area. Applicants can request up to $700,000 per year in direct costs for up to five years.


Examples of eligible research projects include determination of gene-expression profiles of donor organs and recipients, development of surrogate biomarkers of acute and chronic graft rejection, identification of SNPs, haplotypes, and microsatellite polymorphisms in donors and recipients, determination of gene polymorphisms and expression patterns associated with race, age, and gender in graft rejection, and development of diagnostic tests based on gene expression that will predict rejection.


To see the RFA, click here.

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