Congratulations to Robert Steiner, MD, clinical professor, Genetics and Metabolism, who is a co-investigator on a new U01 grant through the National Institutes of Health/National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH/NHGRI). The five-year grant, “Linking variants to multi-scale phenotypes via a synthesis of subnetwork inference and deep learning,” was funded under a flagship program within the NHGRI to develop novel approaches to understanding the human genome. The project, which is led by Mark Craven, PhD, professor, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, is one of 25 NIH/NHGRI grants to support an Impact of Genomic Variation on Function consortium. The SMPH team will apply active learning computer algorithms to analyze existing data on the impact of genetic variants on human traits to identify which additional experiments will be most informative. The effort will help identify the genetic causes of rare diseases, as well as help researchers understand common diseases better. Read more.