The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) supports basic research that increases understanding of
biological processes and lays the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. NIGMS-funded
scientists investigate how living systems work at a range of levels, from molecules and cells to tissues, whole organisms
and populations. The Institute also supports research in certain clinical areas, primarily those that affect multiple
organ systems. To assure the vitality and continued productivity of the research enterprise, NIGMS provides leadership in
training the next generation of scientists, in enhancing the diversity of the scientific workforce and in developing research
capacities throughout the country.
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