NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute has set aside approximately $15 million in fiscal year 2007 under a request for applications that wouold support genome-wide association genotyping and replication studies.
 
The NHGRI said it would fund two to four grants to support “genotyping facilities to genotype samples from existing population, cohort, clinical, and family studies and clinical trials for genome-wide association studies of diseases and traits of substantial public health impact.”

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