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Glimmers in illuminating the druggable genome

Much biomedical research continues to focus on a small proportion of the human genome that has already been studied intensively. The Illuminating the Druggable Genome programme, initiated as a pilot project by the US National Institutes of Health Common Fund in 2014, is now being implemented to accelerate the investigation of subsets of understudied proteins that have potential therapeutic relevance.

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  1. Office of the Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.

    • Griffin Rodgers
  2. Office of the Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20817, USA.

    • Christopher Austin
    •  & Christine Colvis
  3. Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.

    • James Anderson
  4. Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA.

    • Aaron Pawlyk
    • , Ronald Margolis
    •  & Jenna Baker

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