Nurses and other health professionals looking to integrate genomics into patient care now have access to an online toolkit with more than 100 resources, part of a new website launched by the National Human Genome Research Institute. Developed with input from clinical educators and administrators, The Method for Introducing a New Competency in Genomics (MINC) website provides resources for nursing leaders at all levels of genomics competency, ranging from basic knowledge about genomics to its practical impact on healthcare systems and policies.
Using facial analysis software, researchers with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and their collaborators successfully diagnosed Noonan syndrome in Africans, Asians and Latin Americans. Noonan syndrome will become part of the Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Populations, a free online tool that helps healthcare providers better recognize and diagnose rare diseases in non-Europeans. The findings were announced in the September 2017 issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics.
On Tues., Sept. 19, Herman Taylor, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., a nationally-recognized cardiologist and researcher, will talk on Risk, Race & Resilience: Three Dimensions of Health Disparities for NHGRI's Genomics and Health Disparities Lecture Series. Dr. Taylor is principal investigator and director for the Jackson Heart Study, the largest epidemiological study of African Americans and cardiovascular disease ever undertaken. Attend at Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
With the acceleration of interest in genome editing, NHGRI Director Eric Green addresses the topic in this month's The Genomic Landscape, taking a comprehensive look at genome editing technology, NHGRI's use of a variety of gene editing techniques and a new resource about genome editing available on genome.gov. Other topics include genomics and clinical care, NHGRI's summer interns and a visit from Native graduate health fellows to the NIH Clinical Center and NHGRI.
Three students from this year's NIH Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Sciences share their experience spending the summer working on The Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Populations, an online resource that helps healthcare providers diagnose patients from geographically diverse regions of the world. Thousands of applicants compete for spots in the program, which places interns at NHGRI and other institutes to conduct basic and clinical research.