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Exploring harmful interactions between artificial sweeteners and gut microbiota

Six types of non-caloric artificial sweeteners are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These sugar substitutes are popular due to their minimal calorie content and low cost. But data on the benefits and risks of artificial sweeteners have been controversial. September's Genome Advance of the Month focuses on the potential risks of artificial sweeteners through a mechanism not yet deeply explored: the alteration of gut microbiota. Read more

Request for Comments

Workshop Report: Future Opportunities for Genome Sequencing and Beyond

On July 28-29, the National Human Genome Research Institute 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. The GSP is now requesting comments on the workshop summary report. The deadline for comments is February 1, 2015. Read more

Physician looking at a computer screen with genomic data (illustration). Original photo by Daniel Sone, NCI

NIH grants examine how genomic information can affect patients' health

New National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants aim to gauge if genomics can help diagnose diabetes, keep heart disease patients out of hospitals and guide cancer clinicians and patients to the most effective drugs. These pilot demonstration awards, totaling more than $11 million, are part of the Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) program administered by NHGRI. Read more

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NHGRI has an exciting new video!

Check out NHGRI's exciting new video! The fifteen-minute montage spotlights programs - by institute scientists and NHGRI-funded institutions - that are paving the way for the genomic revolution and highlights milestones in genomic history through the use of rarely seen archival videos and photos.
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Ellen Rolfes

Ellen Rolfes appointed new NHGRI executive officer

Ellen Rolfes, M.A., has been appointed the executive officer of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A human resources specialist and administrative professional, Ms. Rolfes has worked at NHGRI for nearly two decades and at NIH for 25 years. Read more

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