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Genome Seminar Series

Do Gametes Woo? Evidence for Non-Random Union of Gametes at Fertilization

Joseph Nadeau On June 30, Joseph Nadeau, Ph.D., principal scientist at the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute, will present the final lecture for the 2015-2016 NHGRI Genome Seminar Series, Do Gametes Woo? Evidence for Non-Random Union of Gametes at Fertilization. Dr. Nadeau was a founding member of the International Mammalian Genome Society and a founding editor of Mammalian Genome, and Systems Biology and Medicine. He received the prestigious NIH Director's Pioneer Award in 2010. He will speak at Lipsett Amphitheater at 2:00 p.m.
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Investigational Device Exemptions (IDE) and Genomics Workshop

Double helix On Friday, June 10, 2016, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) hosted the Investigational Device Exemptions (IDE) and Genomics Workshop. The workshop gathered investigators, institutional review boards (IRB), the FDA and NHGRI to share how to determine whether a study requires an IDE and how to fulfill IDE requirements if the FDA should require an it for research involving the use of genomic technologies. Video is now available. View agenda and videos

New NIH studies seek adults and families affected by sickle cell disease/trait

Red blood cells (left) and sickle cells blocking blood flow (right) People with sickle cell disease (SCD) can experience excruciating pain, kidney problems, a higher risk of stroke and, in rare cases, chronic leg ulcers. Little is known about why the severity of these symptoms varies throughout a lifetime or why these symptoms differ from person to person. NHGRI researchers are seeking help from people affected by SCD to find the factors - environmental, social and genetic - that impact the severity of the symptoms. Read more

GHB chief joins Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health

Bob Wildin Robert Wildin, M.D., chief of NHGRI's Genomics and Healthcare Branch (GHB), is helping to jumpstart activity in the public health application of genomic medicine as a member of the National Academies' Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health. Public health initiatives like this have great potential to reach the underserved, he said. The roundtable will issue a new toolkit in 2017.
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A Quarter Century after the Human Genome Project's Launch presents:
The Genome is for Life

David Bentley On May 26th, the NHGRI History of Genomics Program completed its six-part seminar series featuring scientists who helped launch the Human Genome Project. David Bentley, D.Phil., Illumina's vice president and chief scientist of DNA sequencing, presented The Genome is for Life. Dr. Bentley was a driving force behind the Sanger Centre's immense contributions to the Human Genome Project, prior to joining Illumina. Watch it on GenomeTV now. Watch the video
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