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Physician looking at a computer screen with genomic data (illustration). Original photo by Daniel Sone, NCI

NIH grants examine how genomic information can affect patients' health

New National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants aim to gauge if genomics can help diagnose diabetes, keep heart disease patients out of hospitals and guide cancer clinicians and patients to the most effective drugs. These pilot demonstration awards, totaling more than $11 million, are part of the Implementing Genomics in Practice (IGNITE) program administered by the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of NIH. Read more

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NHGRI has an exciting new video!

Check out NHGRI's exciting new showcase video! The fifteen-minute montage spotlights programs - by institute scientists and NHGRI-funded institutions - that are paving the way for the genomic revolution. The fast-paced video also highlights milestones in genomic history and the pioneers who made it happen through the use of rarely seen archival videos and photos. YouTube video Watch the video

Ellen Rolfes

Ellen Rolfes appointed new NHGRI executive officer

Following a rigorous national search, Ellen Rolfes, M.A., has been appointed the executive officer of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A human resources specialist and broadly accomplished as an administrative professional, Ms. Rolfes has worked at NHGRI for nearly two decades and at NIH for 25 years. Read more

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of filamentous Ebola virus particles. Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

Investigating the Genomic Origins of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

The Ebola virus in West Africa has infected and killed thousands of people in the region. Despite treatment and containment efforts, the epidemic persists with a fatality rate of 52 percent. In the August 28 online issue of Science, research scientists from Harvard University used genomic sequencing techniques to study the current outbreak's origin, transmission and relation to other outbreaks. Read more

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