NHGRI researchers to present talks, posters at ASHG annual meeting
National Human Genome Research Institute
researchers will present four platform talks and 55 posters to highlight the institute's diverse portfolio at the 65th annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. More than 6,500 scientific attendees and 200 exhibitors are expected to attend the meeting from October 6-10, held this year at The Baltimore Convention Center. Read more
Twenty-five Years of Big Biology
NHGRI Director Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.
, reflects on the lasting legacy of the Human Genome Project 25 years after its start. Among HGP's far-reaching impacts: team science, data sharing and analysis, and technology development. Watch the video interviewNHGRI Director Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D. Read the Nature commentaryBy Drs. Eric Green, James Watson
and Francis Collins
Scientists create world's largest catalog of human genomic variation
An international team of scientists
from the 1000 Genomes Project Consortium has created the world's largest catalog of genomic differences among humans, providing researchers powerful clues to why some people are susceptible to various diseases. Understanding how these differences - called genomic variants - contribute to disease may help clinicians develop improved diagnostics, treatments and prevention methods. The two studies are published online today, Sept. 30, in Nature
Watch a video about the 1000 Genomes Project
Genome Advance of the Month
Gene-editing technology uncovers genetic link to infertility
Infertility - difficulty getting or staying pregnant
- can come at a high financial and emotional cost, affecting about 6 million women and 4 million men in the United States. Half of these cases could be due to genetic factors. Now, new research techniques are yielding insight into the genetics of infertility. The August Genome Advance of the Month
looks at a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
that addresses the complex genetics of infertility using genetic sleuthing and cutting-edge, gene-editing technology.
NHGRI welcomes 2015 ASHG/NHGRI education and public policy fellows
This fall, Cari Young, Sc.M., and Julie Nadel, Ph.D.
, will join the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) as American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)/NHGRI education and public policy fellows. Ms. Young will spend time working with NHGRI's Policy and Program Analysis Branch, while Dr. Nadel will direct her talents to the Education and Community Involvement Branch. Both credit their high school biology classes with inspiring the direction of their careers.