Svante Pääbo's Archaic Genomics
Using cutting-edge DNA isolation and sequencing techniques, Svante Pääbo, Ph.D., has contributed to the understanding of human evolution by analyzing the genomes of our ancestors. Dr. Pääbo recently made presentations at both the NIH and the Smithsonian Institution about his work. His research has shown that Neanderthals interbred with modern humans 50-80 thousand years ago. His genome sequencing efforts have also demonstrated that a set of ancient bones came from a previously unknown species of hominid, now called Denisovans. To view his NIH talk entitled "Archaic Genomics," see youtube.com/watch?v=M7VdRKQuAa8. To view his talk at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History entitled "Finding Our Inner Neanderthal," see youtube.com/watch?v=zL_d7b1bsUE
Current Topics in Genome Analysis Lecture Series
Every 18-24 months, NHGRI hosts a Current Topics in Genome Analysis lecture series aimed at providing an intensive review of some key areas of ongoing genomics research. Geared at the level of first-year graduate students, the 2014 series consists of 14 lectures on successive Wednesdays. In this 11th edition of the series, the lectures convey the notion that both laboratory- and computationally-based approaches are essential for genomics research. The lectures are practical in nature, and are intended for a diverse audience. Videos and handouts from the lectures are available at genome.gov/COURSE2014.
Genomic Medicine VI Meeting
NHGRI held its sixth in a series of 'Genomic Medicine' meetings earlier this year in Washington, D.C.; this meeting's focus and name was "Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine." The goals of the meeting were to identify: (1) areas of active translational and clinical genomics research and opportunities for collaborative efforts; (2) common barriers to the implementation of genomics in healthcare; (3) policy areas relevant to advances in genomics; and (4) nations with unique capabilities (such as national healthcare systems) that may allow rapid implementation of genomic medicine and the ability to measure key outcomes. Participants included researchers in genomic medicine from across the globe, as shown on the map below. The group shared numerous strategies and ideas, which are outlined in the executive summary of the meeting. That summary and a video of the meeting are available at genome.gov/27555775
Past editions of The Genomics Landscape can be accessed at Director's Page Archive
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Last Updated: April 8, 2014
Posted: August 4, 2008