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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.


DNA Home Kit

Reddit AMA: Personal Genetics and You

On Monday, April 23, Reddit and National DNA Day will hold an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session with representatives from personal genetics companies addressing Personal Genetics and You. Fifteen years after the completion of the Human Genome Project, we can take a detailed look at our genome as easily as ordering a kit online, spitting into a tube or swabbing the inside of your cheek and sending it to a lab. At-home genetic testing is growing and can offer different aspects about what makes you, you! Find out what you can learn from testing your genome at home. The talk starts at 1:00 p.m.

Olivier Noel

Annual National DNA Day lecture to honor Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter

For NHGRI's National DNA Day on April 25, Olivier Noel, Ph.D., founder and CEO of DNAsimple, will present "Bench to Bedside to Business: A Talk on Startups in Science" for the newly named Louise M. Slaughter National DNA Day lecture, which honors the late Congresswoman. The media and the public are invited to attend at the Lister Hill Center Auditorium on the NIH campus.


Strategic Planning 'Virtual' Town Hall

On May 4th, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eastern, NHGRI will host a 'Virtual' Town Hall to kick off a new round of strategic planning to establish a '2020 vision for genomics.' Join us to provide feedback about the proposed elements of the strategic planning process itself, as well as current and future opportunities in genomics research and applications. Click here to register and be part of the conversation!

NHGRI Director Eric Green

National DNA Day and the '15 for 15' Celebration

In the April issue of The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green highlights the 15th anniversary of National DNA Day and the '15 for 15' Celebration, which will focus on 15 genomic advances that have occurred over the past 15 years and the increasing importance of genetics and genomics in peoples' lives. Other topics include the first Town Hall for NHGRI's strategic planning initiative, 'Genomics 2020,' the 7th ISCC meeting and honors to Dr. Bettie Graham from Baylor College of Medicine.

Tumor Cells in Circulatory System

NIH completes in-depth genomic analysis of 33 cancer types

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have completed a detailed analysis from a dataset containing molecular and clinical information on over 10,000 tumors from 33 forms of cancer. Known as the Pan-Cancer Atlas, and published as a collection of 27 papers across a suite of Cell journals, this analysis empowers cancer clinicians and researchers through a comprehensive understanding of how, where and why tumors arise in humans.