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Council members

Advisory Council meets in open session

The seventy-fourth National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research met in open session on May 18, 2015 at Fishers Lane Conference Center. NHGRI Director Eric Green gave his Director's Report followed by talks on ENCODE, the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Consortium, functional genomics and ClinSeq. Video of this meeting will be available soon. Read the agenda

Zambian Deputy Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya (left) welcomes members of the H3Africa Consortium on May 9, 2015, in Livingstone, Zambia.

Zambian Deputy Minister of Health welcomes members of the H3Africa Consortium

Chitalu Chilufya, Zambian Deputy Minister of Health (pictured left), welcomed members of the H3Africa Consortium to the Sixth H3Africa Consortium meeting. Also present at the meeting: NHGRI Director Eric Green, NHGRI staff, Wellcome-Trust staff and members of the H3Africa Consortium. Read More

Virtual reality in action

Genomic knowledge is power in the fight against obesity

Although many doctors are wary about discussing weight loss with their overweight patients - for fear of alienating the patients or being ignored - two recent research studies from a team led by NHGRI's Susan Persky, Ph.D., suggest that doctor-patient talks about the genomic underpinnings of obesity can pay off.
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The Genomics Landscape
NHGRI Director Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.

Genome-Wide Association Studies Catalog

In this month's The Genomics Landscape, I discuss the NHGRI-EBI Genome-Wide Association Studies Catalog, which was started at NHGRI and is now housed at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in the United Kingdom. There's also news about G2C2, Genome Unlocking Life's Code and an NHGRI Staff visit to NASA! Read more

Genome Advance of the Month
Iceland and DNA

Iceland study provides insights into disease, paves way for large-scale genomic studies

Iceland can conjure thoughts of geothermal spas and moonlike landscapes, but not large-scale genomic studies. Last month, a research team at deCODE genetics announced findings based on whole genome sequence information of 2,636 Icelanders and genotypic information of 104,220 other Icelanders. The March Genome Advance of the Month focuses on some interesting results published as a collection of papers in Nature Genetics. Read more

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