Ting Wang, PhD, the Sanford C. and Karen P. Loewentheil Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine, was recently named as leader for part of the Data Coordinating Center for the new Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) Consortium. Washington University School of Medicine will serve as the data and administrative coordinating center for the multicenter project, which is funded by a $7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) Consortium will help lead national efforts to investigate how variations in the human genome sequence affect how the genome functions. This information is critical in understanding human health and seeking new ways to treat diseases. You can read more about the project in this press release.