This article was originally published Dec. 12.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute plans to fund research that aims to "identify and fill in specific gaps" in exome sequencing data of 7,500 samples from a previous, stimulus-funded project.

The number of awards to be made, which will have a maximum length of four years and size of $1.5 million, is "contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications," according to a recent funding opportunity announcement.

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