At NHGRI, we believe that advances in genomics research are transforming our understanding of human health and disease. Building on our leadership role in the initial sequencing of the human genome, we collaborate with the scientific and medical communities to enhance genomic technologies that accelerate breakthroughs and improve lives. At NHGRI, we are empowering and expanding the field of genomics. We are charting one of humankind’s newest frontiers.

The Forefront of Genomics

Our Vision

To improve the health of all humans through advances in genomics research.

Our Mission

As a leading authority in the field of genomics, our mission is to accelerate scientific and medical breakthroughs that improve human health. We do this by driving cutting-edge research, developing new technologies, and studying the impact of genomics on society.

Last updated: January 5, 2018