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NIH awards aim to improve understanding of cell pathways, development of new therapies

Read moreBethesda, Md., Thurs., Sept. 11, 2014 - Building on a successful three-year pilot project, the National Institutes of Health has awarded more than $64 million to six research institutions to create a database of human cellular responses, the Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures (LINCS). Read more

NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing

Read moreBethesda, Md., Wed., Aug. 27, 2014 - The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants. Read more

Scientists looking across human, fly and worm genomes find shared biology

Read moreBethesda, Md., Wed., Aug. 27, 2014 - Researchers analyzing human, fly, and worm genomes have found that these species have a number of key genomic processes in common, reflecting their shared ancestry. The findings, appearing Aug. 28, 2014, in the journal Nature. Read more
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Researchers examine disease-causing mutations in mitochondrial genomes

Read moreThe study of genetic disease has often centered on the human nuclear genome. In contrast, the other genome that resides within us, the mitochondrial genome, has received less attention. July's Genome Advance of the Month features a study in the July 22 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which examined disease-causing mutations in the mitochondrial genomes of otherwise healthy people.  Read more

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Last Updated: September 11, 2014