In the November issue of The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green highlights the 25th anniversary of NHGRI's Intramural Research Program. Other topics include: ClinGen and ClinVar featured in a special issue of Human Mutation, NIH enacting a policy change for summary results from genomics studies, a request for information (RFA) on the proposed NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy, the NIH All of Us Program funding awards for genome sequencing centers, and more.
The National Institutes of Health has updated its Genomic Data Sharing Policy to again allow unrestricted access to genomic summary results for most of the studies it supports. These summary results come from analyzing pooled genomic data from multiple individuals together to generate a statistical result for the entire dataset. Such information can be a powerful tool for helping researchers determine which genomic variants potentially contribute to a disease or disorder.
Washington University in St. Louis has awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree to Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D., director of NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute, in recognition of his contributions to the field of genomics and its application to medicine. This is the third award given to Dr. Green by Washington University.