NIH provides up to $14.8M for pediatric data resource center

The National Institutes of Health will fund a five-year $14.8 million project called the Gabriella Miller Kids First pediatric data resource center, contingent on available resources.

The genomics project aims to uncover connections between pediatric cancer and birth defects. The multicentered effort, led by investigators at the Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, includes partners from Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Health System, Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University and University of Chicago Medicine.

The research team will integrate disparate data sources to create a centralized genomic and clinical database. The database will serve as a resource for biomedical researchers, clinicians, data scientists and other pediatric investigators looking to explore genetic abnormalities that underlie childhood cancer and birth defects. 

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