Issues in Genetics
Policy, legal and ethical issues in genetic research

NHGRI & ASHG seek policy fellowship applicants

Read more NHGRI and the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) are now accepting applications for the 2016 Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship. The application period is now open until April 25, 2016. See: The Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship

Learn more about human subjects research

Read moreThe use of human subjects in the field of genomics raises a number of key policy considerations that are being addressed at NHGRI and elsewhere. Learn more about his important topic with a new fact sheet from the Policy and Program Analysis Branch. Read more


Cristina Kapustij joins NHGRI as policy chief

Read moreCristina Kapusti, M.S., has been named chief of the Policy and Program Analysis Branch (PPAB) at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). In her new role, she will oversee policy activities and evaluation as well as program reporting and assessment to support institute priorities. PPAB is a part of the Division of Policy, Communications and Education (DPCE), whose mission is to promote the understanding and application of genomic knowledge to advance human health and society. Read more

NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy issued

Globe with genomic data circling around NIH has issued a position statement on the use of public or private cloud systems for storing and analyzing controlled-access genomic data under the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy. Read the Position Statement

Last Updated: January 26, 2016