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What does the future hold?

A closing symposium for the Smithsonian exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, will be held on September 30th, beginning at 1 p.m. Created in partnership with NHGRI, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the exhibition, and the closing symposium, Genomics and Global Health: What does the future hold?, focus on how genomics can prevent, diagnose, treat and cure diseases for individuals, their families and global populations. The event is free but registration is required. Read more

Social network illustrated with six people connected via helix

NHGRI study uses social media to recruit

Researchers from NHGRI's Social and Behavioral Research Branch are using the power of social media and mobile phones to study what people around the world think about the intersections between genomics, genetics and society. Called the Social Genomics Project, it is comprised of seven surveys that ask questions about health risks, the flow of health information among family and friends, the use of genomic information to make important life and health decisions, as well as ancestry and race. Read more

Microbial biofilm of mixed species from human body. From A. Earl (Broad Institute/MIT, 2012)

Researchers look more closely at the HMP's role in health and disease

As the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) comes into clearer focus, three NIH-funded research teams are gathering data at the most basic molecular levels about the biological processes that make up the host-microbiome system. The data, published in the September 10 issue of Cell Host & Microbe, highlight studies on pregnancy and preterm birth, inflammatory bowel disease and diabetes. Read more

NIH Clinical Center

CCGO awards exome sequencing data to NIH intramural investigators

Ten intramural investigators will receive exome sequencing data for their research projects at the NIH Clnical Center as part of the Clinical Center Genomics Opportunity (CCGO). The CCGO, sponsored in part by NHGRI, is a two-year initiative encouraging NIH institutes to jumpstart genomic medicine by increasing the use of genomic data in clinical research. Read more

Letters of A, T, C, G

NHGRI workshop offers potential paths to discovery and the clinic

On July 28-29, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) held a workshop on the future of its flagship Genome Sequencing Program (GSP) - Future Opportunities for Genome Sequencing and Beyond: A Planning Workshop for the National Human Genome Research Institute. Workshop organizer and GSP program director, Adam Felsenfeld, Ph.D., acknowledged the many challenges ahead for NHGRI and the field of genomics - especially in the areas of clinical genomics and genetic variation associated with common diseases. Read more

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