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Baylor College of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin to conduct DNA sequencing for Undiagnosed Diseases Network

Red more The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today that Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee will be providing DNA sequencing for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN).  Each site will receive more than $2.5 million over four-years, pending availability of funds. Read more

NHGRI study uses social media to recruit

Read moreResearchers from NHGRI's Social and Behavioral Research Branch are using the power of social media and mobile phones to study what people around the world think about the intersections between genomics, genetics and society, as a part of the Social Genomics Project. The three-year project is comprised of seven surveys that ask questions about health risks, the flow of health information among family and friends, the use of genomic information to make important life and health decisions, as well as ancestry and race. Read more

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October 6, 2014


NIH researchers publish comprehensive taxonomy and genetic analysis of skin microbial diversity

Read moreA team led by Julie Segre, Ph.D., chief of NHGRI's Translational and Functional Genomics Branch and Heidi Kong, M.D.,  investigator in the dermatology branch of the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research, produced an article published in the Oct. 2, 2014 issue of Nature reporting on their study of the genetic content of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microorganisms on the skin of healthy individuals.  The authors performed DNA sequencing of the collection of genomes, or metagenome, of 18 sampling sites across the skin, revealing that each individual has a unique skin microbiota. Their analysis also demonstrated variation in the metagenome across the microenvironments of different body sites. According to the authors, the study is foundational for human disease studies investigating microbial interactions, metabolic changes and strain tracking, and defines the dual influence of biogeography and individuality on microbial composition and function. Read more

NIH scientists help identify genetic variants linked to glaucoma

August 31 Advance Online Publication of Nature Members of the Statistical Genetics Section of the National Human Genome Research Institute's Division of Intramural Research are co-authors of a study in the Aug. 31, 2014, advance online edition of Nature Genetics. In "Genome-wide analysis of multi-ancestry cohorts identifies new loci influencing intraocular pressure and susceptibility to glaucoma," researchers combined genetic data from 18 populations, including people of Asian and European descent, and identify ABCA1 as a risk gene for both high inner eye pressure and glaucoma. Read the study: Genome-wide analysis of multi-ancestry cohorts identifies new loci influencing intraocular pressure and susceptibility to glaucoma

Last Updated: October 6, 2014