The NIG fosters genetics and genomics research in broad sense with special reference to Italian population.
Defining an Italian Reference Genome for the identification of:
- genes responsible for genetic diseases and susceptibility genes for complex diseases in both basic and translational researches,
- genetic variants responsible for interindividual differences in drug response in the Italian population, and useful for population and forensic purposes
- new target for diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases
Creation of a shared database (NIG-db) containing data from nucleic acids sequencing of Italian subjects. NIG-db will only publish aggregate variant frequencies from a pool of data provided by the submitters.