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.