The Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology supports studies directed toward gaining a better understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of inheritance and development. The results of these studies form the foundation for advances in diagnosing, preventing, treating and curing human genetic and developmental disorders. Most of the projects supported by the division make use of model organisms, which speed advances in understanding human biological processes.
The division has two components: the Genetic Mechanisms Branch and the Developmental and Cellular Processes Branch.
Please visit the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Overview page to find out details about research that falls under the "Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology".
For more information regarding submitting an application, please visit the Research Funding page.