The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is soliciting proposals for "functional genomics research that will increase our knowledge of the specific biochemical function(s) of hypothetical genes and unknown open reading frames, and the function(s) of noncoding RNAs in the annotated genomes of infectious disease pathogens," it says in a new funding opportunity announcement.

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