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Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG)
The CRG is an international biomedical research institute of excellence funded by the Catalan Government through the Departments of Economy & Knowledge and Health, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the "la Caixa" Banking Foundation, and includes the participation of Pompeu Fabra University. As of July 1, 2015, the National Centre for Genomic Analysis (Centre Nacional d'Anàlisi Genòmica, CNAG-CRG) is incorporated into the CRG.
The mission of the CRG is to discover and advance knowledge for the benefit of society, public health and economic prosperity.
The CRG believes that the medicine of the future depends on the groundbreaking science of today. This requires an interdisciplinary scientific team focused on understanding the complexity of life from the genome to the cell to a whole organism and its interaction with the environment, offering an integrated view of genetic diseases.
One of the four CRG research programs is the Bioinformatics and Genomics Program (BiG), which includes seven research groups. The BiG groups have as an overarching goal the understanding of the encoding of biological information in the sequence of the genomes, and how evolutionary forces have contribute to shape this encoding. The CRG has a Bioinformatics Core, which provides in house Bioinformatics support. The CRG co-hosts with the EBI the European Genome Phenome Archive (EGA).