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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

Since March 2014, the Ebola virus in West Africa has infected and killed thousands of people in the region and gripped the world's attention. Despite treatment and containment efforts, the epidemic persists with a fatality rate of 52 percent. In a study published 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


Genomic Medicine Centers Meeting VII: Genomic Clinical Decision Support

On October 2-3, 2014, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will sponsor the seventh Genomic Medicine Centers meeting - Genomic Medicine Centers VII: Genomic Clinical Decision Support - Developing solutions for Clinical and Research Implementation.
Watch it live here, on Oct. 2, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern
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DNA Sequencing Core sites selected for Undiagnosed Diseases Network

The National Institutes of Health announced today that Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, will be providing DNA sequencing for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN). These two universities will become the DNA Sequencing Core sites for the UDN. Read more

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Watch Now: September Council Open Session

Videos of the open session meeting of the seventy-second National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research, are now available. Council met September 8 and discussed the NHGRI Genome Sequencing Program, the ELSI Research Program and the ENCODE Project. YouTube video View agenda and videos

Genome Unlocking Life's Code

Register Now: Genomics and Global Health:
What does the future hold?

A closing symposium for the Smithsonian exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, will be held on September 30th, beginning at 1 p.m. Created in partnership with NHGRI, the National Museum of Natural History, and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the exhibition, and the closing symposium, Genomics and Global Health: What does the future hold?, focus on how genomics can prevent, diagnose, treat and cure diseases for individuals, their families and global populations. The event is free but registration is required. Read more

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