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NIH issues finalized policy on genomic data sharing

Read moreBethesda, Md., Wed., Aug. 27, 2014 - The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants. Read more

Scientists looking across human, fly and worm genomes find shared biology

Read moreBethesda, Md., Wed., Aug. 27, 2014 - Researchers analyzing human, fly, and worm genomes have found that these species have a number of key genomic processes in common, reflecting their shared ancestry. The findings, appearing Aug. 28, 2014, in the journal Nature, offer insights into embryonic development, gene regulation and other biological processes vital to understanding human biology and disease. The studies highlight the data generated by the modENCODE Project and the ENCODE Project. Read more

Genome exhibition to depart Smithsonian for multi-city tour

Read moreBethesda, Md., Tues., Aug. 26, 2014 - With eye-catching models, interactive displays and engaging elements, the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code exhibition is going on tour after having completed a 14-month engagement at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington. Read more
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Genome Advance of the Month

Researchers examine disease-causing mutations in mitochondrial genomes

Read moreThe study of genetic disease has often centered on the human nuclear genome. In contrast, the other genome that resides within us, the mitochondrial genome, has received less attention. July's Genome Advance of the Month features a study in the July 22 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which examined disease-causing mutations in the mitochondrial genomes of otherwise healthy people.  Read more

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Last Updated: August 29, 2014