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

Genomics' daunting challenge: Identifying variants that matter

Read more In a paper appearing April 24, 2014, in the journal Nature, authors recommended a set of genomic approaches to implicating rare, inherited variants involving one or a handful of genes that have large effects on an individual's risk for developing rare diseases. These same approaches might help researchers identify variants that affect complex diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. (more)

Watch the Videos: Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine

Read more On January 8-9, 2014, the National Human Genome Research Institute sponsored its sixth Genomic Medicine Centers meeting - Genomic Medicine Centers Meeting VI: Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine. Video of this meeting is now available. (more)
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  • Interpreting Variation in Human Non-Coding Genomic Regions Using Computational Approaches and Experimental Assessment (R01)
    RFA-HG-13-013 []
    Application Receipt Date(s): January 21, 2014 and January 21, 2015
    Expiration Date: January 22, 2015

International gathering highlights opportunities in genomic medicine

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At the Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine meeting, held Jan. 8-9 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., both large and small countries are creating innovative programs and plans for implementing genomic medicine. The two-day meeting sponsored by NHGRI recommended ways to improve the use of genomics in medicine. (more)

Grant Writing: Advice from an NHGRI Pro
Bettie Graham, Ph.D.The National Human Genome Research Institute wants to help you write successful grant applications with tips to guide you through the process from Bettie Graham, Ph.D., a pro in grants administration for more than 30 years. (Read more)


Last Updated: April 23, 2014