Functional Genomics Lab

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NCATSTarget IdentificationRNAi Screening

NCATS’ Functional Genomics Lab is designed to develop and improve RNAi Screening approaches to better understand gene function and identify treatment targets. Gene silencing through RNAi has emerged as a powerful tool for understanding gene function. Over the past several years, high-throughput RNAi screens have illuminated a wide variety of biological processes, ranging from genes that affect the activity of therapeutic agents to novel components of signaling pathways.

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Assay Development and Screening Technology (ADST)

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Small MoleculeNCATSHigh Throughput Screening

One of the first steps in the drug development process is creating test systems — called assays — on which researchers assess the effects of chemical compounds on cellular, molecular or biochemical processes of interest. At NCATS, the experts in the Assay Development and Screening Technology (ADST) program work to optimize assays requested or submitted by the biomedical research community for high-throughput small-molecule screening

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A Specialized Platform for Innovative Research Exploration (ASPIRE)

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Small MoleculeReproducibilityASPIRE

By addressing long-standing challenges in the field of chemistry, including lack of standardization, low Reproducibility and an inability to predict how new chemicals will behave, ASPIRE is designed to bring novel, safe and effective treatments to more patients more quickly at lower cost.

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Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network (RDCRN)

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RDCRNClinical DevelopmentNetworkNCATS

The RDCRN program is designed to advance medical research on rare diseases by providing support for clinical studies and facilitating collaboration, study enrollment and data sharing. Through the RDCRN consortia, physician scientists and their multidisciplinary teams work together with patient advocacy groups to study more than 200 rare diseases at sites across the nation.

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Rare Diseases Registry Program (RaDaR)

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Patient Registry

RaDaR, formerly known as the Global Rare Diseases Registry Data Repository program, aims to define best practices for patient registries. RaDaR also strives to identify and adopt standards to support high-quality registries for rare diseases therapeutics development.

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