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News and Features from the Division of Intramural Research Archive

2005-2007

December 2007: NHGRI Postdocs Receive Two-Stage Pathway to Independence Awards

Anthony Antonellis, Ph.D., Kan Cao, Ph.D., Santhi Ganesh, M.D.Three National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) postdoctoral fellows - Anthony Antonellis, Ph.D.; Santhi Ganesh, M.D.; and Kan Cao, Ph.D. - are among the first wave of about 170 awardees of the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pathway to Independence (PI) Award program. (more)

October 2007: NHGRI's Nobel Connections

Dr. Mario Capecchi, left and Dr. Oliver SmithiesDr. Mario Capecchi, (left), and Dr. Oliver Smithies shared the 2007 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Discover the surprising ways these accomplished scientists have connections to NHGRI and the Division of Intramural Research. (more)

October 2007: NISC: Tracing the Sequence of Events Leading to 21st Century Genomics

Dr. Eric Green (left), Dr. William Blakesley Ten years ago, the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC) began humbly with six gel-based sequencing machines crowded into a few rooms of borrowed lab space. Today, NISC is not only one of the jewels of the NIH intramural program but also a highly productive sequencing center at the forefront of contemporary worldwide genomics research. (more)

July 2007: Process Paves Way for Zebrafish Knockout Bank

Zebrafish A new, more efficient technique for generating systematic zebrafish gene knockouts may soon provide the genomic research community with a comprehensive zebrafish gene knockout bank. The research, by NHGRI Investigator Shawn Burgess, Ph.D., et al, is in last week's online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (more)

May 2007: Trans-NIH Study Explores Medical Role for Genome Sequencing

Study participant Alan L. Freeman, right, discusses ClinSeq with Dr. Les Biesecker, left, and genetic counselor Flavia Facio. National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers begin a pioneering new study that will use high-throughput genome sequencing technology for personalized health benefits. This trans-NIH effort, called ClinSeq, will explore the fundamental medical, molecular and bioinformatic challenges facing individualized gene sequencing in a clinical research setting. (more)

May 2007: NHGRI Researchers Explore Genetics of Canine Speed

Photo of Whippet Whippets are bred for speed. These dogs have the appearance of a small greyhound and have been clocked sprinting to speeds approaching 40 miles per hour over a 200-yard racing course. Recently, scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), discovered a genetic mutation that helps to explain why some whippets run even faster than others. (more)

April 2007: NHGRI's Green Elected to Membership in the Association of American Physicians

Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Scientific Director Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D. is a 2007 inductee into the Association of American Physicians, an organization of leading U.S. physician scientists. He was inducted at the organization's annual meeting, April 13-15, 2007, in Chicago. Dr. Green is also director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center and chief of NHGRI's Genome Technology Branch. (more)

May 2006: Two NHGRI Researchers Recognized by The Association of American Physicians

Photo of Dr. Leslie Biesecker and Dr. Max MuenkeThe Association of American Physicians (AAP) recently honored the scientific accomplishments of two National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) researchers whose work focuses on human development. Leslie G. Biesecker, M.D., a senior investigator in NHGRI's Genetic Disease Research Branch, and Maximilian Muenke, M.D., a senior investigator in NHGRI's Medical Genetics Branch, were inducted into AAP's distinguished membership April 30 at the organization's annual meeting in Chicago. (more)

April 2006: NHGRI Offers Award-Winning CD on Laboratory Mouse Care

Image of cover art for training CDScientific professionals searching for clear, authoritative training on laboratory mouse care are in luck: NHGRI still has several hundred free copies of its award-winning CD-ROM, Training in Basic Biomethodology for Laboratory Mice available for distribution. The new CD, which was developed by NHGRI's Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine (OLAM) to train researchers working with mice in their experiments, covers topics such as restraint and handling, identification methods, genotyping, injections and blood collection. (more)

October 2005: NHGRI Director Receives Award from American Society of Human Genetics

Dr. Francis S. Collins In recognition of his lifetime contributions to the understanding of human genetics and the medical implications of genetics research, NHGRI Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., received the Allan Award from the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) week at the group's 55th annual meeting in Salt Lake City. (more)

April 2005: Association of American Physicians Honors Two NHGRI Researchers

Recognizing their outstanding contributions to excellence in biomedical research, the Association of American Physicians (AAP) recently named two researchers from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to the organization's distinguished membership. Paul Meltzer, M.D., Ph.D, and Pu Paul Liu, M.D., Ph.D., of the NHGRI Division of Intramural Research (DIR) received the honor April 17, 2005 at the joint meeting of the AAP and the American Society for Clinical Investigation in Chicago. (more)

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