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This Thanksgiving, join NHGRI in celebrating Family Health History Day!

Read moreSince 2004, the U.S. Surgeon General has recognized Thanksgiving as National Family Health History Day. This year, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), along with Surgeon General Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., encourages families to personalize their healthcare by sharing their family health history, and tracking illnesses from one generation to the next. Read more
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A Quarter Century after the Human Genome Project's Launch: Lessons Beyond the Base Pairs


Read more October 1, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Human Genome Project. To commemorate this anniversary the NHGRI History of Genomics Program is hosting a seminar series entitled "A Quarter Century after the Human Genome Project's Launch: Lessons Beyond the Base Pairs."  Read more

The Genomics Landscape: A Message from the Director

The 1000 Genomes Project

Eric GreenIn this month's The Genomics Landscape, I highlight the 1000 Genomes Project, which came to a close last month. At its conclusion, the 1000 Genomes Project cataloged more than 99 percent of all common - and many rare - human genomic variants. In November we also celebrate National Family History Day on Thanksgiving, a tradition at NHGRI and for the Surgeon General, and welcome a new investigator to NHGRI's intramural program. Read more

NHGRI has an exciting video!

Screenshot from the NHGRI video Check out NHGRI's exciting showcase video! The fifteen-minute montage spotlights programs by institute scientists and NHGRI-funded institutions. YouTube video Watch video

NHGRI Budget

Last Updated: November 23, 2015