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
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.
Watch the video
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
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