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NIH awards two new grants to explore the understanding of genomics research in Africa

H3Africa logoBethesda, Md., Fri., Aug. 1, 2014 Two grants totaling more than $300,000 will support studies on genomic literacy among Africans as it relates to research conducted in Africa by African investigators. The three-year grants are part of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) program, funded by the National Institutes of Health's Common Fund in partnership with Britain's Wellcome Trust. Read more

NIH awards $14.5 million to research groups studying newest DNA sequencing techniques

Read more Bethesda, Md., Fri., Aug. 1, 2014 - A number of micro-sized technologies - such as nanopores and microfluidics - are among the approaches researchers will use to develop high quality, low cost DNA sequencing technology through new grants from the National Institutes of Health.  Read more

Genotype-Tissue Expression project expands functional studies of genomic variation

Read more Bethesda, Md., Fri., Aug. 1, 2014 - The National Institutes of Health has awarded eight grants as part of the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project to explore how human genes are expressed and regulated in different tissues, and the role that genomic variation plays in modulating that expression.  Read more
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Genome Advance of the Month

Improving the detection of heart transplant rejection with DNA sequencing

Blood vein with DNA helicesWith the hope of reducing the risks associated with heart transplants, scientists have been working diligently to develop a new, less invasive method to test for rejection. June's Genome Advance of the Month features research published in the June 18, 2014 issue of Science Translational Medicine that demonstrates how sequencing and quantification of cfdDNA can determine whether or not a heart transplant will be rejected.  Read more

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Last Updated: August 1, 2014