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NHGRI 2008-2011 Planning Process Topics

The white papers that were developed as part of NHGRI's 2008-2011 planning process address important areas that were considered by the Institute in the planning process, but they do not represent all of our areas of interest. Below is a list of topic areas that were also identified for further exploration as part of the NHGRI planning process.

  • Large-scale DNA sequencing and its applications, such as medical sequencing, comparative sequencing, and metagenomic sequencing
  • Sequence-based functional genomics, currently being addressed by projects such as ENCODE, modENCODE, and MGC, but also including the disease-specific transcriptome profiles of disease, siRNAs, microRNAs, the language of gene regulation, and cell states
  • Population genomics
  • Informatics and computational biology relevant to genomics, including new bioinformatic tools, databases/browsers, visualization tools and beyond
  • Epigenomics
  • Proteomics
  • Chemical genomics
  • Genomics of good health
  • Ethical, legal, and social implications, including new social network models for direct-to-consumer information distribution, public education, and implications for clinical research
  • Application of genomics to clinical problems, including rare diseases, global health, diagnostics, prevention, and therapeutics
  • Large-scale population cohort studies
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For more information about the NHGRI planning process, please contact:

Alice Bailey
Scientific Program Analyst
National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Phone: 301-496-0844
Fax: 301-402-0837

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Last Updated: February 7, 2011