Bioinformatic Data Mining for AIDS Resistance Genes. Start date: July 1, 2003. Expires: Dec. 31, 2003. Expected total amount: $99,960. Principal investigator: Walter Messier. Sponsor: Evolutionary Genomics.
SBIR Phase I project to develop data-mining software for the identification of genes and genetic mechanisms that contribute to the resistance of primates to the development of full-blown AIDS. It is hoped
that the identified genes and corresponding gene products will lead to development of new therapies for HIV-infected humans.