Research Programs

Genetics and Genomics

The Genome Research Fund supports genetics and genomics research at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).

Genetics and Genomics

Informing the development of the Precision Medicine Initiative.

Global Health

The FNIH and collaborators have and will continue to support the development of consensus best practices guidance and recommendations to inform gene drive research, development, testing and deployment.

Global Health

The FNIH and collaborators are supporting regulatory capacity strengthening activities in anticipation of the potential testing and use of gene drive products.

Global Health
The FNIH periodically convenes technical experts to discuss issues related to the safe and effective use of gene drive technology.
 
Global Health

Gene drive is a mechanism that can promote the preferential inheritance of a beneficial genetic trait, thereby increasing its prevalence in a population. A variety of gene drive mechanisms occur in nature that can cause specific genetic elements to spread throughout populations in varying degrees. Researchers have long sought to harness these naturally occurring gene drive mechanisms to prevent the transmission of mosquito or other insect-borne diseases that pose some of society's most intractable public health problems.

Global Health

The Global Health Fund supports FNIH programs that are designed to alleviate widespread suffering in the developing world. Program focus includes research and training on diseases such as malaria and HIV, as well as conditions like malnutrition that afflict hundreds of millions of people globally.