Research Organisms

A research organism is any creature that scientists use to study life. Examples range from single-celled organisms such as bacteria to more complex ones such as mice.

Consistent with NIGMS' mission to support a diverse portfolio of biomedically relevant basic research, we aim to support research that uses a wide range of research organisms. We see this approach as the best way to increase our understanding of life and encourage investigators to use appropriate research organisms and their cells.

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