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Vol.12, Nos.1-2   February 2002

TIGR to Establish Functional Genomics Center

The NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a $25-million, 5-year contract to The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) to establish a center for functional genomics. The Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center (PFGRC) will centralize production, access, and training in the use of a variety of resources for exploring the roles of genes and gene products (including proteins) in a significant number of microbes known to cause disease. PFGRC, also funded by the DOE Microbial Genome Program, will be a multidisciplinary laboratory, resource, and teaching facility (http://pfgrc.tigr.org).

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Human Genome News

Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.