Following a nationwide search, John Ohab, Ph.D., a neuroscientist and science communicator, has been named chief of the Communications and Public Liaison Branch (CPLB) at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, he will oversee diverse communications activities about the institute's accomplishments, programs, goals and policies.
Bethesda, Md., Mon., Sept. 30, 2015 - An international team of scientists from the 1000 Genomes Project Consortium has created the world's largest catalog of genomic differences among humans, providing researchers powerful clues to why some people are susceptible to various diseases. Understanding how these differences - called genomic variants - contribute to disease may help clinicians develop improved diagnostics, treatments and prevention methods. The two studies are published online today, Sept. 30, in Nature. Read more
September's Genome Advance of the Month spotlights a Swiss study on women who are at increased risk for inherited breast cancer and the long term challenges they face in managing their care. It also identifies some of the challenges of providing care to at-risk individuals and highlights opportunities for improved models of care. The study is published in Genetics in Medicine.
Last Updated: November 2, 2015