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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. NIAID supports basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose and treat infectious and immune-mediated illnesses, including HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, illness from potential agents of bioterrorism, tuberculosis, malaria, autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies.

The NIAID-funded Influenza Genome Sequencing Project is a collaborative effort designed to increase the genome knowledge base of influenza and help researchers understand how flu viruses evolve, spread and cause disease.[1] Another recent initiative are the BRCs (Bioinformatics Resource Centers), a group of eight centers dedicated to the computer-based storage, annotation, and analysis of genomic and proteomic data of NIAID Category A, B, and C priority pathogens, together with other emerging and re-emerging pathogens. Emphasis is placed on reliable and current storage/curation of the data and providing both easy access to them through Web interfaces and linked analysis tools useful to researchers in the field. The goal is to assist researchers in their exploration of the biological systems in question and in integrating the many types of data now available (genomic, proteomic, biochemical, and microbiological).[2]


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