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NHGRI research spotlighted at ASHG 64th annual meeting

National Human Genome Research Institute researchers and trainees will contribute 11 platform presentations and more than 50 posters describing institute research at the 64th annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. The highly anticipated annual meeting at the San Diego Convention Center, Oct. 18-22, will focus on human genetics and cutting-edge science across this rapidly evolving field. Read more

Eric Green and panelists at the National Museum of Natural History

Closing symposium features genomics, global health and the future

Fans of Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, an exhibition created by the NHGRI and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, assembled at NMNH's Baird Auditorium on Sept. 30, for a celebratory symposium, Genomics and Global Health: What does the Future Hold? The symposium was the closing event for the exhibition and also hailed the exhibition's opening at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in San Diego, the first in a series of museums the exhibition is scheduled to visit. Read more
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The Genomics Landscape
Eric Green

Laboratory-Developed Tests: Public Comments Sought

In this month's The Genomics Landscape, Dr. Green describes a recent release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcing the steps that they are taking to help ensure the reliability of certain diagnostic tests. The FDA announcement comes at a critical transition for genomic medicine. Read more

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of filamentous Ebola virus particles. Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

Investigating the Genomic Origins of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola virus in West Africa has infected and killed thousands of people in the region. Despite treatment and containment efforts, the epidemic persists with a fatality rate of 52 percent. In the August 28 online issue of Science, research scientists from Harvard University used genomic sequencing techniques to study the current outbreak's origin, transmission and relation to other outbreaks. Read more

Larry Brody

The Genetics of Complex Disease

On August 4, 2014, Larry Brody, Ph.D., senior investigator at NHGRI's Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch and director of the Division of Genomics and Society, presented The Genomics of Complex Diseases for the 2014 NHGRI Summer Workshop in Genomics (Short Course). YouTube video Watch the presentation

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