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Native peoples groups and NHGRI convene symposium on genomic research

On June 23, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) convened a one-day symposium to explore perspectives surrounding Native peoples and genomic research. A Spectrum of Perspectives: Native Peoples and Genetic Research was held in association with the Smithsonian's Genome: Unlocking Life's Code. Read more

Letters of A, T, C, G

NHGRI holds workshop on the future of the genome sequencing program

On July 28-29, genome researchers, clinicians, computational biologists and others met to consider the possible size, scope and future opportunities for the National Human Genome Research Institute's (NHGRI) Genome Sequencing Program (GSP). Future Opportunities for Genome Sequencing and Beyond: A Planning Workshop for the National Human Genome Research Institute was webcast live on July 28 and 29. Video for all of the talks will be available soon. Read more

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

Report for Human Microbiome Science: Vision for the Future is now available

Nearly 250 experts were convened last July for the Human Microbiome Science: Vision for the Future conference in Bethesda, Md., where scientists discussed current advances, challenges and opportunities for human microbiome research at the National Institutes of Health. A report of the meeting is now available in the journal Microbiome.
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Kathleen Merikangas

Recent Advances in the Epidemiology and Genetics of Bipolar Disorder

On June 20, Kathleen Merikangas, Ph.D., chief of the Genetic Epidemiology Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), presented Recent Advances in the Epidemiology and Genetics of Bipolar Disorder. This final lecture in the Genomics in Medicine lecture series summarized the environmental and genetic risk factors for mood disorders, and presented advances in applying the tools of molecular genetics to bipolar disorder. Watch the lecture here: YouTube video View the video

Mark Guyer

NHGRI's Mark Guyer retires, played leading role in the Human Genome Project

After more than two and a half decades at NIH, Mark Guyer, Ph.D., former NHGRI Deputy Director, is retiring from federal service and looking back on a career that saw him play a critical role in the HGP and countless other genomics programs at what later became the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) and, ultimately, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). Read more

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