Information about genetics and genomics, rare diseases, patient care and more

Apply now for the "short course" health professionals track

Read moreThe Genomic Healthcare Branch is offering the NHGRI Short Course in Genomics: Nurse, Physician Assistant and Faculty Track from August 1 - August 3, 2016. This year's course is for nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and the faculty who educate these health professionals in genomics. Deadline for applications: May 20, 2016. Read more

Webinars for Health Insurers and Payers: Understanding Genetic Testing

Read moreTo address the growing need for medical staff in the insurance industry to understand genetic testing, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has collaborated with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association to produce this educational webinar series. The goal is to prepare insurers to understand genetic testing strategies, interpretations, outcomes and patient care, and use that understanding in making sound decisions regarding the healthcare activities of their insured. Read more

New England Journal of Medicine Series on Genomic Medicine


Video: A G2C2 Website Overview

This introduction to the Genetics/Genomics Competency Center (G2C2) website at, gives new users an opportunity to view key features of this centralized collection of genomics educational resources for healthcare educators and providers. Read more

Genomic knowledge is power in the fight against obesity

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Although many doctors are wary about discussing weight loss with their overweight patients - for fear of alienating the patients or being ignored - two recent research studies from a team led by NHGRI's Susan Persky, Ph.D., suggest that doctor-patient talks about the genomic underpinnings of obesity can pay off. Read more

Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series

YouTube video The Genomics in Medicine Lecture Series Videos (25 Videos)

Last Updated: April 28, 2016