Genome Advance of the Month:
Scientists create a new "roadmap" for the human epigenome
February's Genome Advance of the Month
is about the Roadmap Epigenomics Project and its aim to catalog the epigenome of different human cell types. The epigenome consists of chemical compounds that modify the genome and tell it what to do. The project, which published its initial findings in the February 18 issue of Nature
, hopes to increase our understanding of how the epigenome contributes to health as well as disease. Read more
NIH position on cloud computing announced
NIH has issued a position statement
on the use of public or private cloud systems for storing and analyzing controlled-access genomic data under the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy.
Read the Position Statement
LabTV reveals The Human Faces of Medical Research
Young NHGRI investigators and post-docs
share their early interest in science, their journey to the lab and what excites them about their work in a new video series called The Human Faces of Medical Research
. LabTV, which produced the series with NIH, hopes the videos will encourage young people to pursue careers in science. Read more
Take the Pinterest Challenge!
Calling all K-12 teachers and students
: Celebrate National DNA Day 2015 by creating a Pinterest board with images and links to genomic resources for the classroom! All participants will receive hands-on educational resources. NHGRI staff will choose the top boards to feature on the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code
website and Pinterest board. See
: The 2015 DNA Day Pinterest Challenge for K-12 Teachers and Students
Video now available
Research Directions in Genetically-Mediated Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
On March 3-4, 2014
, NHGRI sponsored Research Directions in Genetically-Mediated Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (SJS/TEN)
. The workshop reviewed current knowledge of the surveillance, pathogenesis and treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and identified priorities for future research. Video and slide presentations are now available.