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Media Availability: NHGRI, Smithsonian and NIH Foundation present conversations on genomics, health

Genome Unlocking Life's Code posterBethesda, Md., Tues., Sept. 23, 2014 - The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health will present a symposium on the future of genomics, health, and the impact of genomics globally. Read more

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


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Investigating the Genomic Origins of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Read moreSince March of this year, 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 a staggering 52 percent, according to the World Health Organization. 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

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Last Updated: September 30, 2014