NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute plans to launch a grant program that would fund efforts to develop innovative computational approaches for interpreting variants found in the non-protein-coding regions of the human genome.

NHGRI's advisory board yesterday approved the program, which will provide up to $500,000 per year to each of five or six projects to create new tools that will pare down the numbers of genomic variants that are thought to be contributing to diseases or other traits.

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