Saturday, March 17, 2012

NHGRI Intends to Post FOA

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is planning to publish Funding Opportunity Announcement (NOT-HG-12-011) seeking collaborative genomic medicine pilot demonstration projects. The objective is to design a pilot that will demonstrate the methods needed to obtain and use an individual patient’s genomic findings to make decisions concerning their clinical care.

Researchers want to be able to screen for highly penetrant germline mutations to identify genetically at-risk individuals and then integrate this patient-reported family history information into the electronic medical record to provide appropriate clinical decision support.

NHGRI is looking for research designed to apply phamacogenomic information to use to select drugs and doses, and to be able to use an individual patient’s whole exome or genome sequence data for diagnosis or treatment.

This notice is being provided to allow potential applicants sufficient time to develop meaningful collaborations and responsive projects. Applications are not being solicited at this time. The Funding Opportunity Announcement is expected to be posted in summer 2012 with an expected receipt date in fall 2012.

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