NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute will offer $17.3 million for certain investigators to develop and perform genome-wide association studies in participants with phenotypes and environmental exposures culled from electronic medical records, the National Institutes of Health said today.
 
The plan, which is for researchers affiliated with existing bio-repositories, will support between three and five grants over four years.
 

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