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A monthly update from NHGRI Director Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.
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Long-Range Planning

NHGRI's plans for the future of the institute and genomic research
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Minority and Special Populations

Opportunities for diverse populations for research, training and education
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The NHGRI History of Genomics Program

Preserving the history of NHGRI and genomic research
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Reports and Publications

NHGRI leadership and staff publications

Highlights

This Thanksgiving, share your family health history

Family at Thanksgiving DinnerAs you celebrate Thanksgiving with your family, remember that this special day is also National Family Health History Day, a day that can be important to the health of you and your family. Collecting your family health history can help you detect unique disease risks, manage them before becoming sick, and aid in treatment and diagnosis if you do become sick.

Dr. Leslie Biesecker selected as 2019 president of ASHG.

Leslie BieseckerAmerican Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) members have selected Leslie G. Biesecker, M.D., a clinical and molecular geneticist and long-time investigator with NHGRI, as their new president-elect. In 2019, Dr. Biesecker will become president of ASHG, a professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide. He will serve in his personal capacity. Dr. Biesecker is the senior investigator and chief of NHGRI's Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch. 

40th Anniversary of Landmark DNA Sequencing Methods

Eric GreenThis month's The Genomic Landscape marks the 40th anniversary of the beginning of DNA sequencing methods. Developed by Fred Sanger and Alan Coulson, and Allan Maxam and Walter Gilbert, these methods eventually helped spawn the field of genomics. Dr. Green also sends best wishes to departing NHGRI researcher Barb Biesecker, highlights a recent dog genome project Reddit AMA and provides a reminder to learn your family health history on Thanksgiving.

NHGRI oral history collection features influential genomics researchers

Genomics History timelineA collection of oral histories released today by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) features candid conversations with pioneering scientists involved in the Human Genome Project and a rare discussion with all three institute directors since the organization was established in 1989. In each oral history, influential scientists offer extensive insight into science and medicine, as well as biographical details and commentary on the inner workings of NHGRI and its foundational initiatives that transformed the way people think about the human genome.