Since unfolding the Roadmap for Medical Research in 2003, a blueprint for identifying major opportunities and gaps in biomedical research that no one institute can tackle alone, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has attempted to integrate all fields of science to create a more collaborative environment for discoveries. In many ways, the Roadmap’s mission overlaps with the goals of one of NIH’s core institutes, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), which for years has funded basic research related to diverse biological processes and diseases.
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