Although many doctors are wary about discussing weight loss with their overweight patients - for fear of alienating the patients or being ignored - two recent research studies from a team led by NHGRI's Susan Persky, Ph.D., suggest that doctor-patient talks about the genomic underpinnings of obesity can pay off.
For many cancer patients and their doctors, the deadliest enemy is metastasis - the migration of cancer cells from the original tumor to other places in the body. Now, a team of National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists has proposed a promising new approach for finding ways to impede or halt this deadly process. NHGRI's Dr. Shawn Burgess and his colleagues have published that approach online in Disease Models & Mechanisms. Read more
2014 was an exceptional year for the NHGRI Intramural Research Award. Six awards were granted, the highest number in a single year. The well-deserving recipients were announced at the NHGRI Scientific Symposium in December 2014.
On March 10-11, 2015, NHGRI sponsored the workshop From Genome Function to Biomedical Insight: ENCODE and Beyond at the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH main campus. The workshop discussed scientific questions and opportunities to better understand genome function, and considered options for future NHGRI projects that would address these questions and opportunities. Video now available
February 17, 2015
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