NHGRI has an exciting new video!
Check out NHGRI's exciting new
showcase video! The fifteen-minute montage spotlights programs - by institute scientists and NHGRI-funded institutions - that are paving the way for the genomic revolution. The fast-paced video also highlights milestones in genomic history and the pioneers who made it happen through the use of rarely seen archival videos and photos.
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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
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
See videos from the Smithsonian closing event
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