New Funding Opportunity in the Kids First Program

Message from NIH to subscriber transmitted by Janet Demeter (JAF) 3-28-2016

Dear Colleague,

The Common Fund’s Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research ( program (Kids First) is developing a data resource for the pediatric research community of well-curated clinical and genetic sequence data that will allow scientists to identify genetic pathways that underlie childhood cancer and structural birth defects and to explore whether shared genetic pathways exist between childhood cancer and structural birth defects.

Kids First is soliciting applications ( to provide samples for whole genome sequencing that will help to elucidate the genetic contribution to childhood cancers and the genetic etiology of structural birth defects. The clinical and genetic sequence data will become part of the forthcoming Kids First data resource. Read the FAQs

Please forward this announcement to anyone you think may be interested.

Applications are due June 17, 2016

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-The NIH Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program Team

The NIH Common Fund (formerly the NIH Roadmap) encourages collaboration and supports a series of exceptionally high impact, trans-NIH programs. These programs are supported by the Common Fund, and managed by the NIH Office of the Director in partnership with the various NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) –“The Nation’s Medical Research Agency” – includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about the NIH and its programs, visit the NIH website.

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