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NHGRI welcomes new education and policy fellows

Read moreElizabeth Tuck, M.A. and Katherine Blizinsky, Ph.D. will begin their fellowships - sponsored by NHGRI and the American Society of Human Genetics - in September 2014.  Ms. Tuck starts her fellowship in the new Genetics and Education Fellowship program, while Dr. Blizinsky starts hers in the Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship program.
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NHGRI's Mark Guyer retires, played leading role in the Human Genome Project

Read moreAfter 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).
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Workshop spotlights the connection between genomics and theater

Read moreIn early April, local theater professionals, including a few award-winning playwrights, met with NHGRI scientists and staff to discover the intersection between genomics and theater. The Drama of DNA: Theater and Genomics Workshop led by Karen Rothenberg, J.D., M.P.A., explored theater as a way to examine the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics. (more)

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Undiagnosed Diseases Network: Solving Medical Mysteries

The Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP), launched in 2008 as a partnership among NHGRI, the NIH Clinical Center and the Office of Rare Diseases Research seeks to provide answers to patients with mysterious conditions that have long eluded diagnosis and to advance medical knowledge about rare and common diseases. To date, this multidisciplinary clinical and research team has diagnosed ~100 patients, discovered two previously unknown diseases and identified 50 genes not previously associated with any other human disease. Read more

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Last Updated: August 12, 2014