NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Eye Institute wants more researchers who can use statistical genetics to study ophthalmology, and will award up to $300,000 per year for five years to start training programs to begin cultivating such talent.

The NEI Institutional Research Training Grants for Statistical Genetics and Genome Informatics is designed to develop ophthalmic statistical genetics and bioinformatics research skills that will be essential for developing genes and genetic variations that underlie ocular diseases.

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