About the Program in Genomic Applications (PGA)

The Variation Discovery Resource project is one of eleven funded Programs for Genomic Applications (PGAs) funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Initial sequencing of the human genome - the first step in the full decoding of the genome - is nearing completion. To optimally apply this knowledge, however, scientists must still decipher many of the individual genes and their specific functions. The purpose of the PGAs is to identify the human genes particularly relevant to heart, lung, blood, and sleep functions by expanding upon the data and technologies developed to map and sequence the human genome.

Participants in the NHLBI PGA program include: