The Role of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in the Federal Legislative Process
The following is a translation into Web format of a poster presentation by Tim Leshan, Jennifer Leib, Barbara Fuller, Laura Lyman Rodriguez, Karen DeLeon, Jason Beekman, Mini Nair and Alan Guttmacher, all members of the Policy and Program Analysis Branch, Office of the Director, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH).The Policy and Programming Analysis Branch in the Office of the NHGRI director analyzes and tracks federal policy and legislation that may affect the institute's mission, and develops public policy recommendations for the director.
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Last Updated: October 15, 2012