By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Eye Institute has issued a request for applications to support genomic and genetic research in vision disorders.

The institute said that it intends to support the analysis of multiple existing individual datasets or combined data sets as well as the development of statistical, computational, and bioinformatics tools for such integrative data analyses of research that has been carried out on vision disorders.

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