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Researchers working at an NHGRI-supported large-scale sequencing center. Courtesy: The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
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Papers from eMERGE highlight large-scale genomics research

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Nearly 20 papers published online in 2014 highlight research on the use of DNA biorepositories and electronic medical records (EMRs) to understand the underlying genomics of disease. The papers appeared in Frontiers in Geneticsand were co-authored by members of the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, which is supported by NHGRI. Read more


NHGRI assists new investigators with Pathway to Independence

Read more The National Institutes of Health supports the rising careers of talented investigators through the Pathway to Independence (PI) award, also called the K99/R00 grant. In 2014, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) hosted two PI awardees and supported 18 additional investigators at institutions nationwide. Read more

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Featured Grants

  • Centers for Common Disease Genomics (UM1)
    RFA-HG-15-001 [grants.nih.gov]
    Application Receipt Date(s): April 07, 2015
    Expiration Date: April 8, 2015

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Genome regions linked to BMI and fat distribution

Feet standing on a scaleResearchers have linked multiple new regions of the human genome to body mass index (BMI) and fat distribution, according to two studies just published in Nature. Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology Consortium scientists supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute contributed to the studies that may lead to more effective therapeutic targets. Read more at nature.com: 


Convergent evolution of the genomes of marine animals

cover imageIn a recent paper in Nature Genetics, NHGRI funded researchers compared genomes of whales, dolphins, manatees and walruses to those of their closest land relatives (cow, dog and elephant) and found similar kinds of molecular changes throughout the marine genomes as the animals adapted to sea life. Read the paper: Convergent evolution of the genomes of marine animals. Nature Genetics, January 26, 2015.


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Last Updated: February 23, 2015