By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Because massive volumes of genomic data stored in repositories can present "challenging" obstacles to researchers who are seeking specific phenotypic data in their disease areas, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has pledged $5 million to support researchers in their efforts to create phenotypic maps for identifying useful data sets.

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