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Researchers working at an NHGRI-supported large-scale sequencing center. Courtesy: The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

NIH genome sequencing program targets the genomic bases of common, rare disease

Read moreBethesda, Md., Thurs., Jan. 14, 2016 - The National Institutes of Health will fund a set of genome sequencing and analysis centers whose research will focus on understanding the genomic bases of common and rare human diseases. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of NIH, today launched the Centers for Common Disease Genomics (CCDG), which will use genome sequencing to explore the genomic contributions to common diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and autism. Read more

NHGRI's Dr. Jeffery Schloss honored with HHS Career Achievement Award

Read more Jeffery Schloss, Ph.D., director of the Division of Genome Sciences at the National Human Genome Research Institute, was honored with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Career Achievement Award for his work in genome sequencing technology. HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell presented the award to Dr. Schloss during the 2014 HHS Departmental Awards Ceremony held in Washington, D.C. on November 17. Read more

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  • Novel Nucleic Acid Sequencing Technology Development - Direct to Phase II (R44)
    RFA-HG-15-039 []
    Application Due Date(s): August 7, 2016
    Expiration Date: August 8, 2016

Scientists create world's largest catalog of human genomic variation

Read moreAn international team of scientists from the 1000 Genomes Project Consortium has created the world's largest catalog of genomic differences among humans, providing researchers powerful clues to why some people are susceptible to various diseases. Understanding how these differences - called genomic variants - contribute to disease may help clinicians develop improved diagnostics, treatments and prevention methods. The two studies are published online today, Sept. 30, in Nature. Read more

Undiagnosed Diseases Network launches online application portal

Read moreThe Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN), a clinical research initiative of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has opened an online patient application portal called the UDN Gateway. Introduction of this application system sets the stage for the network to advance its core mission: to diagnose patients who suffer from conditions that even skilled physicians have been unable to diagnose despite extensive clinical investigation. Read more


Last Updated: December 1, 2015