News Release Archive
November 20, 2006: NHGRI Funds Large-Scale Sequencing Centers
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) announces the results of the recent competition for support of its three large-scale sequencing centers, strengthening efforts to use the power of DNA sequencing to unlock the genomic secrets of human diseases.
November 15, 2006: New Family Health History Projects Focus on Alaska Native, Appalachian Communities
As part of the effort to educate all Americans about the importance of knowing their family health histories, Acting Surgeon General Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H., announces two new outreach projects involving Alaska Native and urban Appalachian communities.
October 25, 2006: Scientists Publish Analysis of Honey Bee Genome
A research consortium, supported by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the publication of a high-quality draft genome sequence of the western honey bee, finding that its genome is more similar to humans than any insect sequenced thus far.
October 16, 2006: NIH Announces Two Integral Components of The Cancer Genome Atlas Pilot Project
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), both parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announce another two of the components of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Pilot Project, a three-year, $100 million collaboration to test the feasibility of using large-scale genome analysis technologies to identify important genetic changes involved in cancer.
October 11, 2006:
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the appointment of two leaders in the medical application of basic research as branch chiefs in its Division of Intramural Research. Leslie G. Biesecker, M.D., will head the Genetic Disease Research Branch, and David Bodine, Ph.D., will head the Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch. Their appointments are part of NHGRI's ongoing effort to translate genomic discoveries into health benefits.
October 11, 2006: Researchers Publish Results of Largest Genome-Wide Linkage Study Of Prostate Cancer Among African American Men
Researchers from 12 institutions, including the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), today announced the results of the first genome-wide linkage study of prostate cancer in African Americans. Using genetic markers, researchers identified several regions of the human genome that likely contain genes that, when altered, increase the risk of developing prostate cancer.
October 4, 2006: NHGRI Aims to Make DNA Sequencing Faster, More Cost Effective
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the latest round of grant awards totaling more than $13 million to speed the development of innovative sequencing technologies that reduce the cost of DNA sequencing and expand the use of genomics in medical research and health care.
Last Updated: January 12, 2012