Baylor College of Medicine centers will play major roles in newly announced National Human Genome Research Institute DNA sequencing programs designed to understand the genomics of both common and rare diseases.
Baylor College of Medicine’s Human Genome Sequencing Center was named one of four Centers for Common Disease Genomics. The center, under the leadership of Dr. Richard Gibbs, will receive a four-year $60 million grant to focus on the genomics of heart and blood vessel and metabolic diseases as well as neuropsychiatric disorders.
“2016 marks the 20th year since the inception of the Human Genome Sequencing Center and its continuing funding by the NHGRI,” said Gibbs. “We will continue the push to translate genomic discovery into medicine.”