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NIAID Functional Genomics Program

The NIAID Functional Genomics Program will generate experimental data that define the biochemical function(s) of hypothetical genes, unknown open reading frames, and noncoding RNAs in infectious disease pathogens. Obtaining a more comprehensive understanding of uncharacterized genes in infectious disease pathogens will lead to improved genomic annotation and allow for the development of potential new targets for medical diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines. This program will distribute data, software, and reagents generated from the research projects to the broader scientific community. These research activities are carried out at four sites:
1) Harvard School of Public Health
2) University of Chicago
3) University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
4) University of Washington