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Researchers working at an NHGRI-supported large-scale sequencing center. Courtesy: The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Grants to help identify variants in the genome's regulatory regions that affect disease risk 

Read moreBethesda, Md., Mon., Sept. 21, 2015 - Six new grants from the National Institutes of Health will support researchers to develop new computational approaches for searching among millions of genomic variants to find those that make a difference in disease susceptibility or in other traits. The awards are for three years each, and total approximately $13 million, pending the availability of funds. They are administered by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Cancer Institute, both parts of NIH. Read more

Who should decide? The Complex Ethics of Pediatric Genome Sequencing

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In a new analysis, a working group of the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) Consortium has offered an ethical framework to guide pediatricians in pursuing clinical sequencing studies, interpreting results, and, especially, disclosing findings. CSER was established to speed the integration of genomics into clinical practice and is funded by NHGRI and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), both part of the National Institutes of Health. The study was published today, Sept. 14, 2015, in the advanced online issue of Pediatrics. Read more

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Featured Grants

  • High Quality Human and Non-Human Primate Genome Sequences (U24)
    RFA-HG-15-027 []
    Application Due Date(s): August 25, 2015
    Expiration Date: August 26, 2015


Scientists create world's largest catalog of human genomic variation

Read moreAn 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

Undiagnosed Diseases Network launches online application portal

Read moreThe Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), a clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has opened an online patient application portal called the UDN Gateway. Introduction of this application system sets the stage for the network to advance its core mission: to diagnose patients who suffer from conditions that even skilled physicians have been unable to diagnose despite extensive clinical investigation. Read more


Last Updated: September 30, 2015