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About the Institute

The history, mission, goals and policies
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A monthly update from NHGRI Director Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.
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NHGRI's plans for the future of the institute and genomic research
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Opportunities for diverse populations for research, training and education
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The NHGRI History of Genomics Program

Preserving the history of NHGRI and genomic research
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NHGRI leadership and staff publications

Highlights

We need your input: dbGaP Data Submission and Access Process

MelanomaNHGRI believes that broadly sharing research data will result in maximum public benefit, and we're committed to providing researchers with access to genomic data. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genomic Data Sharing Policy establishes a system to promote data sharing, while also protecting research participants involved in genomics studies. We need your help to improve one of NIH's central data sharing tools for human genomic data: the database of Genotypes and Phenotypes, or dbGaP.

Jeffery Schloss, a pioneer of genome sequencing technology, retires 

Read moreJeffery Schloss, Ph.D., director of the Division of Genome Sciences at NHGRI, has retired after a successful career leading NHGRI's DNA Sequencing Technology Development Program and launching the Centers of Excellence in Genomics Sciences (CEGS) program. Known for his intellect, leadership and dedication, Dr. Schloss shares the story of his career path and the significant contributions he and his have team made while at NHGRI.

Workshop on the Use of Race and Ethnicity in Genomics and Biomedical Research 

Eric GreenIn the February The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Eric Green reports on an NHGRI and National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) workshop held in October, which addressed the use of race and ethnicity data in genomics, and biomedical and clinical research. Also included: A new policy for the protection of human subjects, newborn sequencing, the next phase of ENCODE and a new fellowship now available in genomic medicine program management.

NHGRI-ASHG fellowships fulfill critical need in science policy and education

Teresa Ramirez and Christa WagnerFor several years, NHGRI and the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) have provided a pathway for scientists who want to pursue careers in science policy or education. The Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship and the Genetics and Education Fellowship offer effective experiences in the public, private and non-profit arenas to those with graduate education in genetics. These fellowships help build the skills required to inform science policy and education. Our 2016-2017 fellows share what they've accomplished.