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Genetics and Developmental Biology Research and Research Training

Program Description
The Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology supports studies directed toward gaining a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of inheritance and development. These studies underlie the more targeted research projects supported by other components of the National Institutes of Health. Most of the projects supported by the division make use of non-human model systems. It is expected that the results of these studies will lead to the eventual diagnosis, prevention, therapy, and cure of human genetic and developmental disorders. Among the areas under active investigation are cell growth and differentiation; chromosome organization and mechanics; control of gene expression; control of the cell cycle; developmental genetics and cell biology; extra chromosomal inheritance; mechanisms of mutagenesis; neurogenetics and the genetics of behavior; population genetics, evolution, and the genetics of complex traits; the replication, recombination, and repair of genes; and the genetics of complex systems.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a US national, citizen or permanent resident. You must also have completed a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral level of education or you must be qualified/certified/licensed in laboratory or clinical research and have current or past experience as a health care professional.

Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health
45 Center Drive MSC 6200
Bethesda, MD 20892-6200


Managing Agency
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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