NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health plans to fund research that will use a range of omics technologies to better understand how nutrition affects human health and disease at the genetic and genomic levels.

NIH said on Friday that it will support projects in which experts in omics technologies collaborate with nutrition researchers to apply nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics approaches to basic, translational, and clinical nutrition studies.

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