Navigation Links
The Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Disease Research receives $101 million
Date:8/10/2012

The Johns Hopkins Center for Inherited Disease Research (CIDR) program contract, which provides up to $101 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the genetic contribution to human diseases, has been renewed for another five years.

"We are thrilled the NIH has awarded us this contract," says Kimberly Doheny, Ph.D., lead principal investigator of CIDR. "The bulk of the contract support allows us to generate sequencing or genotyping datasets for an average of 30 large genetic studies per year. A separate component of the contract supports the center's infrastructure, including the exploration of new technologies and the extensive IT infrastructure necessary to serve new data-intensive methods, like high-throughput genomic technologies."

CIDR, part of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins, is a national resource for genetics researchers. Established in 1996, the center performs DNA genotyping and sequencing to identify genes linked to disease. CIDR also offers statistical genetics consultation to investigators. Researchers at CIDR thus far have analyzed over 620,000 DNA samples and identified genes associated with cancer, addiction, glaucoma, Parkinson's disease and many other genetic diseases.

Doheny, along with David Valle, M.D., Henry J. Knott Professor and director of the Institute of Genetic Medicine, and Alan Scott, Ph.D., will serve as the co-principal investigators of the center.

"CIDR's main goal is to support the genetics community a large group of molecular geneticists and bioinformaticians in their efforts to find genes that contribute to disease," says Valle. "We share our expertise with the Johns Hopkins community and offer fee-for-service access to our facility to all investigators."

The NIH program contract was initially awarded to CIDR in 1996 by the NIH and renewed in 2007 and now again in 2012. The contract receives funding from 14 NIH institutes. Investigators with grants from one of these institutes can apply for access to CIDR's sequencing and genotyping services. If the project is approved, the supporting NIH institute pays for the project directly through the contract. Access to the CIDR resources is also available on a fee-for-use basis through the Johns Hopkins Genetic Resources Core Facility (grcf.jhmi.edu).


'/>"/>

Contact: Vanessa McMains
vmcmain1@jhmi.edu
410-502-9410
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Johns Hopkins researchers uncover genes at fault for cystic fibrosis-related intestinal obstruction
2. Johns Hopkins researchers link 2 biological risk factors for schizophrenia
3. New Center for Carbon Measurement to drive UKs low carbon economy
4. Israel names Tel Aviv Universitys Renewable Energy Center a Center of Research Excellence
5. Heart study suggests city center pollution doubles risk of calcium build-up in arteries
6. Mainz University Medical Center attracts funding of Alexander von Humboldt Professorship
7. UC Santa Cruz builds national data center for cancer genome research
8. UF to establish Faroe Island research center with help of baseball star
9. DOE Plasma Science Center Annual Meeting at Princeton Plasma Lab
10. UH Case Medical Center, CardioKinetix reveal promising data for treatment for heart failure
11. Tufts Medical Center researchers finds marker in premies saliva predicts readiness to feed by mouth
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/5/2017)... LONDON , April 4, 2017 KEY ... is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 25.76% ... neurodegenerative diseases is the primary factor for the growth ... full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4807905/ MARKET INSIGHTS The ... of product, technology, application, and geography. The stem cell ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... 30, 2017 The research team of The ... (3D) fingerprint identification by adopting ground breaking 3D fingerprint minutiae recovery ... of speed and accuracy for use in identification, crime investigation, immigration ... ... A research team ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... CENTRE, N.Y. , March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics ... Outpatient EMR Adoption Model sm . In addition, ... 12% of U.S. hospitals using an electronic medical ... CHS for its high level of EMR usage ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to improve patient outcomes and quality of life, ... in analytical testing are being attributed to new regulatory requirements for all new ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... The CRISPR-Cas9 ... overexpression experiments and avoiding the use of exogenous expression plasmids. The simplicity of ... performing systematic gain-of-function studies. , This complement to loss-of-function studies, such as ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... 11, 2017 , ... Proscia Inc ., a data ... titled, “Pathology is going digital. Is your lab ready?” with Dr. Nicolas Cacciabeve, ... and how Proscia improves lab economics and realizes an increase in diagnostic confidence.* ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Disappearing forests and increased ... of over 5.5 million people each year. Especially those living in larger cities are ... - based in one of the most pollution-affected countries globally - decided to take ...
Breaking Biology Technology: