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NIH researchers reveal link between powerful gene regulatory elements and autoimmune diseases

Read more Bethesda, Md., Tues., Jan. 28, 2015 - Investigators with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered the genomic switches of a blood cell are key to regulating the human immune system. The findings, published in Nature today, open the door to new research and development in drugs and personalized medicine to help those with autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease or rheumatoid arthritis.. Read more

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NHGRI seeks Communications and Public Liaison Chief

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The CPLB Chief serves as the overall 'communications director' for NHGRI, working closely with the DPCE Director and the NHGRI Director in dealing with all aspects of the institute's communications programs. The director will manage and lead communications, public liaison and media relations activities that are fundamental to communicating genomics research advances. Read more


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Researchers detect cancer precursors in blood DNA before disease develops

Read moreThe December Genome Advance of the Month highlights a research team, led by Giulio Genovese, Ph.D., of the Broad Institute at MIT and Harvard in Boston, focusing on the precursors for blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. In 2014, blood cancer accounted for approximately 9.4 percent of the estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed across the country.  Read more


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Last Updated: February 17, 2015