Research Funding
The Extramural Research Program provides scientific administration and management...more
Researchers working at an NHGRI-supported large-scale sequencing center. Courtesy: The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Feature

NHGRI Senior Level Position Available

Seeking: Director, Division of Genome Sciences 

Read moreThe National Human Genome Research Institute, a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Genome Sciences. The ideal candidate will have the knowledge and expertise to lead NHGRI's funding for extramural research and training that is aimed at advancing the understanding of the structure and function of genomes and their implications for biology and disease etiology. 


New training grants prime doctors to tackle genomic medicine

Read more The practice of medicine is expensive and doesn't fit in a one-hour time frame. Tests can only eliminate one diagnosis at a time. Questioning and family history can help a doctor arrive at the correct diagnosis. But even with the information gathered upfront, there are a huge number of tests to consider, and many tests may still be needed. Training doctors to use genomic sequencing is a powerful solution to the challenges today's medical practice. 

See all News Features from the Extramural Research Program


Featured Grant
  • Clinical Sequencing Evidence-Generating Research (CSER2) - Clinical Sites (U01)
    RFA-HG-16-010 [grants.nih.gov]
    Application Due Date(s): August 5, 2016
    Expiration Date: September 8, 2016 
Highlights

Mouse models of Zika in pregnancy show how fetuses become infected

 A neMosquitow mouse model of Zika virus infection in pregnancy is offering clues about how the virus works. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis showed that the virus migrated from the pregnant mouse's bloodstream into the placenta, eventually infecting, and causing cell death, in the brains of the unborn pups. Using this mouse model, researchers hope to learn about the virus' biology and develop new vaccines and treatments. The research, co-funded by NHGRI, appears in Cell.
 


Scientists create world's largest catalog of human genomic variation

Read moreAn international team of scientists from the 1000 Genomes Project Consortium has created the world's largest catalog of genomic differences among humans, providing researchers powerful clues to why some people are susceptible to various diseases. Understanding how these differences - called genomic variants - contribute to disease may help clinicians develop improved diagnostics, treatments and prevention methods. The two studies are published online in Nature


Resources


Last Reviewed: August 17, 2016