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Definition of NHGRI

NHGRI: Stands for National Human Genome Research Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the U.S. NHGRI's mission is to "support the NIH component of the Human Genome Project, a worldwide research effort designed to analyze the structure of human DNA and determine the location of the estimated 100,000 human genes. The NHGRI Intramural Research Program develops and implements technology for understanding, diagnosing, and treating genetic diseases."

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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