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NIH researchers reveal link between powerful gene regulatory elements and autoimmune diseases

Read more Bethesda, Md., Tues., Feb. 17, 2015 - Investigators with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered the genomic switches of a blood cell are key to regulating the human immune system. The findings, published in Nature today, open the door to new research and development in drugs and personalized medicine. Read more

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NHGRI seeks Communications and Public Liaison Chief

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The CPLB Chief serves as the overall 'communications director' for NHGRI, working closely with the DPCE Director and the NHGRI Director in dealing with all aspects of the institute's communications programs.  Read more

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Genome Advance of the Month

CRISPR-Cas9 probes the inner workings of the genome in real time

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January's Genome Advance of the Month describes two studies, published in Nature and Nature Biotechnology, which examine several ways researchers are using CRISPR-Cas9, a new tool that studies the genome by changing specific genes or groups of genes. This research helps scientists understand the genome, a specific gene's role and its importance to our overall health. Read more

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Last Updated: March 2, 2015