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Larry Brody

Dr. Larry Brody will host HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic at the Smithsonian

On April 24th, Dr. Larry Brody, chief of NHGRI's Division of Genomics and Society, will host the HOT Topic - Reading DNA: What we can and cannot learn by peering into your genome. His talk starts at 4:00 p.m. at the Hall of Human Origins, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution and is a part of National DNA Day's Ambassador Program. Admission is free. Read more

Video now available
ENCODE

From Genome Function to Biomedical Insight:
ENCODE and Beyond

On March 10-11, 2015, NHGRI sponsored the workshop From Genome Function to Biomedical Insight: ENCODE and Beyond at the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH main campus. The workshop discussed scientific questions and opportunities to better understand genome function, and considered options for future NHGRI projects that would address these questions and opportunities. Video for this event is now available

GWAS Catalog moves to EMBL-EBI

NHGRI's Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) Catalog, launched on genome.gov in 2008, contains data about associations between DNA variants and human diseases. Now, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in the United Kingdom will host the GWAS Catalog with an improved user interface. For more information, go to: GWAS Catalog

The Genomics Landscape
NHGRI Director Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D.

Celebrating DNA Day 2015:
Engaging Teachers to Inspire Students

In the April issue of The Genomics Landscape, Dr. Green talks about celebrating National DNA Day on April 24, a meeting on the Precision Medicine Initiative, cloud computing and "A Tribute to Marshall Nirenberg" from the National Library of Medicine. Read more

Dog bladder

Dogs may help researchers sniff out new cancer detection and treatment strategies

Scientists from NIH, Purdue and Tufts University have discovered that a genetic mutation that triggers bladder cancer in dogs is identical to a mutation that is implicated in multiple human cancers. Their research is in the March 12, 2015, advance online issue of Molecular Cancer Research. Read more

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