NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute plans to request applications for a program that will build on existing genome-wide association study data by adding new information about molecular and cellular profiles, as well as disease phenotypes.

The "Next Generation Association Studies" grant, which NHLBI expects to publish in the spring of 2010, will support two types of proposals.

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