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Director's Report-Related Documents: February 2016

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1 25th Anniversary of the Launch of the Human Genome Project
2 New Chief Grants Management Officer
3 New Chief, Policy & Program Analysis Branch
4 ASHG/NHGRI Fellowships:  2016-2017 Application Process Open!
5 DHHS Career Achievement Award
6 Congressional Briefing: Precision Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis
Challenges of Sustaining Data Resources

Sustaining the Big-Data Ecosystem
Funding for Key Data Resources in Jeopardy

8 New Deputy Director for Extramural Research
9 New NIH-Wide Strategic Plan
10 NIH Appropriations and Budget
Mourning the Loss of Dave Flockhart

In Memoriam, David A. Flockhart Ph.D., M.D.
Dave Flockhart's Blog

12 Mourning the Loss of Alfred Gilman
13 National Medal of Science & National Medal of Technology and Innovation

2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences


2015 ASHG Awards


Memorial Sloan Kettering 2015 Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

17 Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Elected to the AAAS


2015 Breakthrough of the Year: Science

20 The Scientist's Top Ten Innovations 2015
21 ThinkProgress's Scientific Breakthrough
22 NHGRI Genome Advance of the Month
Genomes in the News

Adzuki Bean
Ancient Ethiopian Genome
Regenerative Flatworm
Przewalski's Horse
Ancient Wild Ox
Eurasian Vulture Genome
Lingulid Brachiopod
Tiger Mosquito
Acorn Worm
Yakutian Horse
African Cheetah
African Turquoise Killifish
California Sugar Pine
Ancient Irish Humans
Hawaiian Crow
Great Tit
Zika Virus

Large-Scale Genome Sequencing and Analysis Centers

Large-Scale Genome Sequencing and Analysis Centers Program Page
DNA Sequencing Costs NHGRI Website

1000 Genomes Project

Overview Paper
Structural Variation Paper
Editorial "Variety of Life"

Nature News & Views Piece
Press Release
1000 Genomes Program Page

The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA)

TCGA Program Page
The Molecular Taxonomy of Primary Prostate Cancer
Comprehensive Molecular Characterization of Papillary Renal-Cell Carcinoma

TCGA Project 2015 Service to America Medal People's Choice Award 

Centers for Mendelian Genomics (CMG) Program

CMG Program Page

Genome Sequencing Program

Genome Sequencing Program Page
Genome Sequencing Program Press Release
Centers for Common Disease Genomics (RFA-HG-15-001)
Centers for Common Disease Genomics Program Page
The Broad Institute
Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center
The New York Genome  Center 
McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Centers for Mendelian Genomics (RFA-HG-15-002)
Centers for Mendelian Genomics Program Page
Centers for Mendelian Genomics Website
University of Washington Center for Mendelian Genomics Website
Baylor-Johns Hopkins Center for Mendelian Genomics Website
Yale University Centers for Mendelian Genomics Website
Genome Sequencing Program Coordinating Center (RFA-HG-15-003)
Genome Sequencing Program Coordinating Center Program Page
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Program

CSER Program Page
CSER Consortium Website
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics Special Issue 
CSER Tumor Working Group Commentary 
University of Michigan Analysis Paper
CSER and Beyond Workshop Report 

Genome Sequencing Informatics Tools

GS-IT Program Page
iSeqTools Portal
ICGC Portal BAM Stats 

Technology Development Program

Technology Development Program Page
Novel Nucleic Acid Sequencing RFAs

Novel Genome Technology Development PARs

ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) 

ENCODE Program Page
ENCODE Consortium Publications List on the ENCODE Portal
ENCODE Community Publications List on the ENCODE Portal
ENCODE Funding Opportunity Announcements 


Electronic Medical Records & Genomics (eMERGE) Network


The PhenX Toolkit

35 Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen)
36 Implementing Genomics In  Practice (IGNITE) Network
Newborn Sequencing In Genomic medicine and public HealTh (NSIGHT)

NSIGHT Program Page
NSIGHT Public Webinar

Human Microbiome Project (HMP): Integrative HMP (iHMP)

Integrative HMP (iHMP)
NIH HMP Program Page
"Genomics and Personalized Medicine" Keystone Symposium
2016 International Human Microbiome Congress

International Human Microbiome Consortium
Fast Track Action Committee on  Mapping the Microbiome (FTAC-MM) Report

An Assessment of U.S. Microbiome Research

Knockout Mouse Phenotyping Project (KOMP2)

NIH KOMP2 Program Page
International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Program (H3Africa)

H3Africa Program Page
H3Africa PI Presentations Videocast

Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN)

NIH UDN Program Page
NHGRI UDN Program Page

UDN Gateway

Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program

Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Act
NIH Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program Page
Genome Sequencing Center(s) for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program RFA

Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI)

NIH PMI Program Page
NIH PMI Cohort Program Page
NCI and the Precision Medicine Initiative
Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Working Group on the Precision Medicine Initiative

Advisory Committee to the NIH Director PMI Working Group Report
NIH PMI Funding Opportunities Webpage

PMI Cohort Program Advisory Panel


NIH Announces ECHO Program

Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education in Genomics (ISCC) 

ISCC Web Page
ISCC 5th Meeting Website 

AliveAndKickn' Website 

Nursing Scholarship Award

A Blueprint for Genomic Nursing Science
Genomic Nursing Science Blueprint: Next Steps Meeting Summary


Summary of Proposed Changes to the Common Rule: New Resource

NHGRI History of Genomics Program

NHGRI History of Genomics Program Page
A Quarter Century after the Human Genome Project's Launch: Lessons Beyond the Base Pairs 


National DNA Day 2016

DNA Day Program Page
DNA Day Facebook
DNA Day Twitter


Trans-NIH H3Africa Community Engagement Meeting

Genome: Unlocking Life's Code Exhibition

Exhibition Website
NHGRI Exhibition Page
Exhibition Travel Schedule
Discovery World in Milwaukee, WI
Natural History Museum of Utah 
eNewsletter Subscription Link
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Native American Youth and Family Center
In and Beyond Africa Webpage


Thomas A. Waldmann Award for Excellence in Human Immunology


2015 Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston

NHGRI Intramural Research Highlights

Schwartzberg: "TCF1 Is required for the T follicular helper cell response to viral infection"
Schwartzberg: "T-cell transcription factor may offer new pathway for vaccine research"

Ombrello: "Loss-of-function mutations in TNFAIP3 leading to A20 haploinsufficiency cause an early-onset autoinflammatory disease" 
Kastner: "HLA-DRB1*11 and variants of the MHC class II locus are strong risk factors for systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis" 

The Genomics Landscape: A Monthly Update from the NHGRI Director

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Posted: February 7, 2016