Completed Extramural Projects

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Completed Extramural Projects

GENEVA
Part of the Genetics Program of GEI, GENEVA (Gene Environment Association Studies) is using rapidly evolving technologies in Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) to find genetic risk factors in common conditions, such as tooth decay, heart disease, cancer and diabetes, and assess their interplay with non-genetic risk factors.

The Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project (HGP) was one of the great feats of exploration in history - an inward voyage of discovery rather than an outward exploration of the planet or the cosmos; an international research effort to sequence and map all of the genes - together known as the genome - of members of our species, Homo sapiens. Completed in April 2003, the HGP gave us the ability, for the first time, to read nature's complete genetic blueprint for building a human being.

International HapMap Project
The elucidation of the entire human genome made possible the effort to develop a haplotype map of the human genome. The haplotype map, or "HapMap," is a tool that allows researchers to find genes and genetic variations that affect health and disease.

The Knockout Mouse Project

The Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP) was a trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative that aimed to generate a comprehensive and public resource comprised of mice containing a null mutation in every gene in the mouse genome. (See: The NIH Knockout Mouse Project Web Site [nih.gov])

modENCODE
The modENCODE Project, Model Organism ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements, was initiated by the funding of applications received in response to Requests for Applications (RFAs) HG-06-006, entitled Identification of All Functional Elements in Selected Model Organism Genomes and HG-06-007, entitled A Data Coordination Center for the Model Organism ENCODE Project (modENCODE).

The Knockout Mouse Project
The Knockout Mouse Project (KOMP) was a trans-National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative that aimed to generate a comprehensive and public resource comprised of mice containing a null mutation in every gene in the mouse genome. (See: The NIH Knockout Mouse Project Web Site [nih.gov])

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Posted: October 15, 2012