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December 2, 2013: NIH deposits first batch of genomic data for Alzheimer's disease
Researchers can now freely access the first batch of genome sequence data from the Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today. The ADSP is one of the first projects undertaken under an intensified national program of research to prevent or effectively treat Alzheimer's disease. The first data release includes whole genome sequence (WGS) data from 410 individuals in 89 families. Researchers deposited completed WGS data on 61 families and have deposited WGS data on parts of the remaining 28 families, which will be completed soon.
November 21, 2013: Researchers identify genomic variant associated with sun sensitivity, freckles
Researchers have identified a genomic variant strongly associated with sensitivity to the sun, brown hair, blue eyes - and freckles. In the study of Icelanders, the researchers uncovered an intricate pathway involving the interspersed DNA sequence, or non-coding region, of a gene that is among a few dozen that are associated with human pigmentation traits. The study by an international team, including researchers from the National Institutes of Health, was reported in the Nov. 21, 2013, online edition of the journal Cell.
November 14, 2013: First director named for NHGRI's new Division of Genomics and Society
Following an extensive search process, Dr. Green announces his selection for the first Director of the newly established Division of Genomics and Society: Dr. Larry Brody. A long-standing member of the Institute, Dr. Brody is currently Chief of the Genome Technology Branch within the Intramural Research Program and Chief Scientific Officer of the trans-NIH Center for Inherited Disease Research.
Last Updated: December 2, 2013