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March 16, 2018: Remembering a genomics champion, Rep. Louise Slaughter
Bethesda, Md., Thur., March 16, 2018 - Today, Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-N.Y.), author of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), passed away at the age of 88. Rep. Slaughter was a strong advocate for genomics research, and her work on GINA helped create protections against genetic discrimination in employment and health insurance.

March 1, 2018: NIH pilot project will match researchers to genes, gene variants of interest
Bethesda, Md., Thur., March 1, 2018 - The National Institutes of Health and Inova have launched a new match-making service between genes and gene variants and the researchers who study them. The Genomic Ascertainment Cohort (TGAC) project will be based in the Washington, D.C., area so that researchers can recall genotyped participants to examine the genes and gene variants that influence their phenotype.


February 12, 2018: Developing a 2020 vision for genomics: NHGRI launches new round of strategic planning
Bethesda, Md., Mon., February 12, 2018 - The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) today launched a new round of strategic planning that will establish a 2020 vision for genomics research aimed at accelerating scientific and medical breakthroughs. In developing the strategic plan, the institute will engage experts and diverse public communities to identify paradigm-shifting areas of genomics that will expand the field into new frontiers and enable novel applications to human health and disease.

February 1, 2018: The Human Genome Project is awarded the Thai 2017 Prince Mahidol Award for the field of medicine
Bethesda, Md., Thur., February 1, 2018 - The Human Genome Project has been awarded the 2017 Prince Mahidol Award for ground-breaking advances in the field of medicine. The award will be received on behalf of the project by Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the institute responsible for leading NIH's effort in the project.


January 23, 2018: NIH to host a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" on the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics research
Bethesda, Md., Thur., January 23, 2018 - On Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, the National Institutes of Health will hold a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) with experts from NHGRI's Ethical, Legal and Social Implications research program to discuss a variety of topics ranging from how diverse communities receive equitably the benefit of genomics, or how your genome can be used to discriminate against you and the protections to ensure that doesn't happen. The media and the public are invited. A link to submit questions will be available at 8 a.m., Jan. 29th.

January 11, 2018: NIH to host a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" with CRISPR scientist, Dr. Jennifer Doudna
Bethesda, Md., Thur., January 11, 2018 - NIH is holding a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) with Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., and her research group, along with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Centers for Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) program directors. They will answer questions about her research, her new center, and the CEGS program. Members of the media and public are invited to ask questions, or follow along with the conversation during the Reddit AMA.

Last Updated: March 16, 2018

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