January 15, 2016

 Principal Investigators Tara Matise and Steven Buyske, along with co-investigator Jinchuan Xing, were awarded a $3.8 million 4 year grant from NHGRI (Grant # 1U01HG008956-01) to run the coordinating center for the NHGRI’s Genome Sequencing Program (GSP).  

The NHGRI recently launched the Centers for Common Disease Genomics (CCDG), which will use genome sequencing to explore the genomic contributions to common diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and autism. NHGRI also announced the next phase of a complementary program, the Centers for Mendelian Genomics (CMG), which will continue investigating the genomic underpinnings of rare, typically inherited diseases, such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy.

The GSP Coordinating Center will facilitate coordination and collaboration among the CCDG and CMG grantees and guide outreach activities. In addition, this group will play a key scientific role by improving data availability and leading various data analyses efforts.

NHGRI Press Release here.