Diseases

NIH-funded project creates an encyclopedia detailing the inner workings of the human and mouse genomes

The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) Project(link is external) is a worldwide effort to understand how the human genome functions.

NIH leadership details unprecedented initiative to ramp up testing technologies for COVID-19

In a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine(link is external), scientific leaders from the National Institutes of Health set forth a framework to increase significantly the number, quality and type of daily tests for detecting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and help reduce inequities for underserved populations that have been disproportionally affected by the disease.