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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.


Health professionals review online  genomics resources during the 2016 short course for nurses, physician assistants and faculty

Health professionals "Short Course" seeks applicants

The NHGRI Short Course in Genomics: Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track, will hold its annual course given by leaders in genomics education and practice from August 8-11, 2017 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The course is targeted to health professionals and the faculty who educate them. In addition to lectures and panel discussions, the course includes interactive sessions with course participants and presenters. Apply now! Submission deadline: May 10, 2017, 5 p.m. Eastern

Child with ADHD

Researchers begin to understand ADHD genes with help from affected families

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is highly heritable, but researchers don't know very much about it. Read about the experience of someone participating in a National Institutes of Health clinical trial that is focused on finding the contributing genes. After National Human Genome Research Institute researchers identify the genes, they can begin to look for new medications, new behavioral interventions or new combinations of both.

Former education and policy fellows - Teresa Ramirez and Christa Wagner

Apply now for ASHG/NHGRI policy and education fellowships

The American Society of Human Genetics and the National Human Genome Research Institute are accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship and the Genetics and Education Fellowship for genetics professionals who want to pursue careers in science policy or education. The application period is open for both fellowships until April 21, 2017.

Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.

Sustaining life science data resources: An international perspective

In April's Genomics Landscape, Dr. Green discusses NHGRI's support of the widespread sharing of genomic data and supporting the robust resources that facilitate the organization, management and access to that data. Two recent papers in Nature emphasize the importance of these resources for ready access to data. Also included: The exhibit Genome: Unlocking Life's Code moves on to Peoria's Riverfront Museum and tracing genomics history through stories.

Dr. William Gahl at Pruzansky lecture

Dr. William Gahl inspires collaboration, sharing at Pruzansky lecture

Dr. William Gahl, clinical director at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), gave the honorary Samuel Pruzansky Memorial Lecture on March 23 in Phoenix for the March of Dimes Clinical Genetics Conference. Although he's given dozens of lectures around the world about helping patients with undiagnosed diseases since establishing the Undiagnosed Diseases Program in 2008, this particular talk was truly inspirational.