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Funding News - Genetic Susceptibility and Variability of Human Structure Birth Defects

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NINDS invites applications for research on genetic susceptibility and variability of human structural birth defects. This announcement is made together with 6 other NIH components.

Each year, nearly five percent of all live births in the United States involve babies with birth defects. Next to accidents, birth defects are the leading cause of death in children—accounting for half of all pediatric hospitalization. This funding opportunity supports innovative research using animal models and translational/clinical approaches to identify the specific genetic, epigenetic, environmental, or gene/environment interactions associated with the susceptibility to and variability of structural birth defects in humans.

Potential applicants should contact Dr. Katrina Gwinn, program director, Neurogenetics Cluster, NINDS, at 301-496-5745 or For more information visit