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No. Relevant Documents
1 2020 NHGRI Stratetic Vision

Establishing a 2020 Vision for Genomics

Nature - 2020 NHGRI Strategic Vision

Scientific American – A Vision for the Next Decade of Human Genomics Research

Forbes - How Human Genome Sequencing Went From $1 Billion A Pop To Under $1,000

American Journal of Medical Genetics - Genome Research Institute Identifies Vision for the Future

Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News - NHGRI’s Strategic Vision Builds Up Diversity, Breaks Down Barriers

Genetics Society Podcast - The Past, Present and Future of the Human Genome Project

The Future of Genomics: 10 Bold Predictions Video

Bold Predictions for Human Genomics by 2030 Seminar Series
2 20th Anniversary of Publications Reporting Draft Human Genome Sequence

The Genomics Landscape: 20-Year Anniversary of Landmark Human Genome Project Publications

20-Year Anniversary of Landmark Human Genome Project Publications

NHGRI's Oral History Collection: Interview with Bob Waterston and Jane Rogers

Interview with Eric Green on the 20-Year Anniversary of Landmark Human Genome Project Publications

Human Genome Project Timeline of Events
3 President Joe Biden's Administration

President-elect Biden Announces Key Members of His Science Team

Vice President Kamala Harris Visits NIH

First Lady Jill Biden Virtually Visits NIH

President Joe Biden Visits NIH

New Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acting Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
4 2020 Federal Employee of the Year
5 Judith Greenberg Retires as Deputy Director, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
6 NIH COVID-19 Information Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website

NIH Coronavirus (COVID-19) Website

Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients

NIH Director’s Blog
7 Fiscal Year 2021 Appropriations
8 Mourning the Loss of Gertjan van Ommen
9 2020 American Society of Human Genetics Awards
10 Elected to National Academy of Medicine
11 Elected to AAAS
12 International Common Disease Alliance (ICDA)

ICDA White Paper and Recommendations

ICDA Plenary Meeting

ICDA Website

ICDA YouTube Channel
13 Science 2020 Breakthrough of the Year Runners Up
14 The Scientist Top Technical Advances of 2020
15 Human Genome Reference Program (HGRP)

HGRP Program Website

HGRP Consortium Website

HGRP Year 1 Data Release

HGRP Telomere-to-Telomere (T2T) Consortium Conference

Human Pangenome Video
16 Comparative Genomics

NOT-HG-21-014 - Notice of NIH Participation in the National Science Foundation Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE) Program

National Science Foundation (NSF) Program Solicitation

NSF Enabling Discovery through GEnomics (EDGE)
17 Technology Development Program

Technology Development Program Website

NHGRI Advanced Genomic Technology Development Meeting
18 High-Throughput Molecular and Cellular Phenotyping Opportunity
19 ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE)

ENCODE Program Website


ENCODE Participants

Search Candidate cis-Regulatory Elements by ENCODE (SCREEN)

ENCODE Users Meeting Portal

ENCODE 2020 Meeting Playlist
20 Computational Genomics and Data Science Program (CGDS)

CGDS Program Website

Machine Learning in Genomics Workshop
21 Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen)

ClinGen Program Website

Open Targets Platform

ClinGen Integration Blog
22 Clinical Sequencing Evidence-generating Research (CSER) Program

CSER Program Website

CSER Consortium Website
23 International 100K+ Cohort Consortium (IHCC)

IHCC Website

Global Genomic Medicine Collaborative (G2MC)

Lancet Digital Health - The International Hundred Thousand Plus Cohort Consortium: Integrating Large-scale Cohorts to Address Global Scientific Challenges
24 Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program

ELSI Research Program Website


ELSI Friday Forum Information

ELSI Conversations
25 Training and Career Development

Training Program Website

PAR-21-074 - Mentored Research Experiences for Genetic Counselors (R25)

PAR-21-075 - Research Experience in Genomic Research for Data Scientists (R25)
26 Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Project

GTEx Program Website

List of GTEx Publications
27 Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures (LINCS)

LINCS Program Website

LINCS Consortium Website

LINCS Virtual Symposium

Virtual Symposium Recording
28 Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa)

H3Africa Program Website

H3Africa Publications

Nature - High-depth African Genomes Inform Human
Migration and Health

H3Africa Press Release
29 4D Nucleome (4DN)

4D Nucleome Data Portal

4D Nucleome Home Page

4D Nucleome Common Fund Program Page

4D Nucleome Common Fund Awards

What is the 4D Nucleome Program? Video

Nature - The 4D Nucleome Project
30 All of Us Research Program

All of Us Research Program Website

All of Us News, Events, and Media page

Nutrition for Precision Health, Powered by the All of Us Research Program Announcement
31 Human Pangenome Video
32 Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code Exhibition’s Return to the Smithsonian

Genome: Unlocking Life‘s Code Exhibition Website

Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History Website
33 ISCC-PEG Website
34 New Genomic Science and Health Equity Fellowship Program
35 Retirement of NHGRI Intramural Investigator
36 New NHGRI Intramural Investigator
37 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ Crafoord Prize

The Crafoord Prize in Polyarthritis 2021

CNN Article
38 NHGRI Director on Twitter
39 The Genomics Landscape: A Monthly Newsletter from the NHGRI Director

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