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Director's Report-Related Documents: May 2017

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No. Relevant Documents
1 New Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services 
2 Nominated Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
3 H.R. 1313: Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act
4 NIH Appropriations: Fiscal Year 2017 
5 NIH Appropriations: Fiscal Year 2018

American Society for Microbiology William A. Hinton Research Training Award


Acting President, Canadian Institute for Health Research

8 Elected, National Academy of Sciences 
9 BioGenomics2017: Global Biodiversity Genomics Conference
10 MIT Technology Review Breakthrough Technologies for 2017
Genomics In The News

Synthetic Yeast Genome

How the Genomics Revolution Could Finally Help Africa

Genomes in The News

Mongolian Yak

Pitcher Plant

Northern Snakehead Fish


Crown-of-Thorns Starfish 

Garden Lettuce

Arabica Coffee

Africanized Killer Bees

Atlantic Cod

Sun Bear, Sloth Bear, Asiatic Black Bear, and Spectacled Bear

Genome Sequencing Program (GSP)

GSP Program Website

GSP Consortium Website

Centers for Common Disease Genomics (CCDG) Website 

Centers for Mendelian Genomics (CMG) Website

CMG Data Sharing Document

GSP Coordinating Center Website

GSP Analysis Centers Website

Technology Development Program

Technology Development Program Website

Novel Nucleic Acid Sequencing Request for Applications

Novel Genome Technology Development Program Announcements

ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) 

ENCODE Program Website


PsychENCODE Knowledge Portal 

PsychENCODE: Non-Coding Functional Elements in the Human Brain and Their Role in the Development of Psychiatric Disorders (U01)

PsychENCODE: Non-Coding Functional Elements in the Human Brain and Their Role in the Development of Psychiatric Disorders (Collaborative U01)

Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS)

CEGS Program Website

Epitranscriptome Analysis (Chuan He) Chosen as the Nature Methods 2016 "Method of the Year"

17 Alliance of Genome Resources
NHGRI 'Sandbox' Update

Feb 2017 Council Meeting, Open Session Agenda

Feb 2017 Council Meeting, Discussion of the Sandbox Concept Clearance

Sandbox Concept Clearance

Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network

eMERGE Network Program Page

eMERGE Tools

Dumitrescu et al. Publication

Heit et al. Publication

Sanderson et al. Publication

Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen)

ClinGen Consortium Website

ClinGen Gene-Disease Preprint

Genetics in Medicine Genomic Variant Interpretation Paper

Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research (CSER) Program

CSER Program Website

CSER Consortium Website

eMERGE & CSER Meeting

Guide to Interpreting Genomic Reports

Implementing Genomics In Practice (IGNITE) Network

IGNITE Program Website

IGNITE Consortium Website

4th ELSI Congress: Expanding the ELSI Universe

Registration and General Information

Preliminary Program


Genomics and Society Working Group

Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures (LINCS) Program

LINCS Program Website 

LINCS Consortium Website

Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) Program

H3Africa Program Website

Biopreservation and Biobanking Special Issue 

Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN)

NIH UDN Program Website

NHGRI UDN Program Website

UDN Gateway

UDN Marker Paper

All of Us Research Program

White House Precision Medicine Initiative Website

All of Us Research Program Website

Return of Results Meeting Agenda

Return of Results Meeting Videocast, Day 1

Return of Results Meeting Videocast, Day 2

All of Us Research Program Chief Engagement Officer

29 23andMe Receives Approval to Return Risk Information for 10 Conditions

National Academies Report on Evidence for Genetic Testing

NHGRI Participates in Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" Series

ENCODE Reddit Transcript

ENCODE Reddit News Feature

UDN Reddit Transcript

UDN Reddit News Feature

Genome: Unlocking Life's Code Exhibition

Exhibition Website

NHGRI Exhibition Website

Exhibition Travel Schedule

Peoria Riverfront Museum


NHGRI & National DNA Day


Genomic Literacy, Education, and Engagement (GLEE) Initiative


Inter-Society Coordinating Committee for Practitioner Education (ISCC)


Elected to the Association of American Physicians

37 New Chief, Social and Behavioral Research Branch
NHGRI Intramural Research Highlights

Muenke: Facial Recognition Software Helps Diagnose Rare Genetic Disease

Muenke: 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome in Diverse Populations

Phillippy: NIH and USDA Scientists Publish Goat Genome Sequence

Phillippy: Single-Molecule Sequencing and Chromatin Conformation Capture Enable De Novo Reference Assembly of the Domestic Goat Genome

Conformation Capture Enable De Novo Reference Assembly of the Domestic Goat Genome 

Loftus: NIH Study Reveals How Melanoma Spreads

Loftus: Hypoxia-Induced HIF1a Targets in Melanocytes Reveal a Molecular Profile Associated with Poor Melanoma Prognosis

Ostrander: Where Did Your Dog Come From? New Tree of Breeds May Hold the Answer

Ostrander: Genetic Structure of the Purebred Domestic Dog

The Genomics Landscape: A Monthly Update from the NHGRI Director

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Last Updated: May 7, 2017