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The National Human Genome Research Institute conducts genetic and genomic research, funds genetic and genomic research and promotes that research to advance genomics in health care.



NIH to host a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" with CRISPR scientist, Dr. Jennifer Doudna

NIH is holding a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) with Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., and her research group, along with National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Centers for Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) program directors. They will answer questions about her research, her new center, and the CEGS program. Members of the media and public are invited to ask questions, or follow along with the conversation during the Reddit AMA.

Eric Green

The NIH Intramural Sequencing Center

This month's The Genomics Landscape features stories about the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center; the latest updcoming Reddit "Ask Me Anything" sessions that will tackle gene editing and recent research from the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program; a look back at the top scientific advances for 2017; and NIH Director Francis Collins' testimony to Congress in hearings about the 21st Century Cures Act, which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

Nikki Meadows

Improving science policy and healthcare through the NHGRI-ASHG fellowship

The health and medical care of Americans is greatly influenced by the policy decisions that guide genomic research. NHGRI and the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) are committed to strengthening the workforce of policy makers and analysts with genetics professionals through their Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship. The 2017-2018 fellow, Nikki Meadows, Ph.D., has just finished her first rotation at NHGRI. Learn about her experiences and what motivates her to pursue a career in science policy.

Midbrain neurons from the new mouse model. The green shows the clumped alpha-synuclein.

Mouse model for rare genetic disease advances understanding of Parkinson's

NHGRI researchers and their collaborators are making inroads into the puzzling link between a common disorder, Parkinson's disease, and a rare disorder, Gaucher disease, by cross-breeding mice to carry human mutations causing each of the two diseases. They published their findings in the December 2017 issue of Molecular Genetics and Metabolism.

Reddit AMA: Genomics and Diversity participants

NHGRI talks diversity in genomics research for Reddit

After recently publishing a perspective in Nature Reviews Genetics describing the challenges to achieving diversity in genomics research, NHGRI leadership held a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) on December 1 to discuss the variety of ways in which participant diversity can expand the translation of research findings and the steps they're taking to ensure all populations are included. Here we recap the discussion and point you to the full discussion on Reddit.