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Remembering a genomics champion, Rep. Louise Slaughter

Louise SlaughterOn March 16, Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-N.Y.), author of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), passed away at the age of 88. Rep. Slaughter was a strong advocate for genomics research, and her work on GINA helped create protections against genetic discrimination in employment and health insurance.

NIH pilot project will match researchers to genes, gene variants of interest

NIH TGACThe National Institutes of Health and Inova have launched a new match-making service between genes and gene variants and the researchers who study them. The Genomic Ascertainment Cohort (TGAC) project will be based in the Washington, D.C., area so that researchers can recall genotyped participants to examine the genes and gene variants that influence their phenotype.

Developing a 2020 vision for genomics: NHGRI launches new round of strategic planning

NHGRI Strategic Plan Bethesda, Md., Mon., Feb. 12, 2018 - The National Human Genome Research Institute today launched a new round of strategic planning that will establish a 2020 vision for genomics research aimed at accelerating scientific and medical breakthroughs. In developing the strategic plan, the institute will engage experts and diverse public communities to identify paradigm-shifting areas of genomics that will expand the field into new frontiers and enable novel applications to human health and disease.

The Human Genome Project is awarded the Thai 2017 Prince Mahidol Award for the field of medicine

People in the shape of a double helixThe Human Genome Project has been awarded the 2017 Prince Mahidol Award for ground-breaking advances in the field of medicine. The award will be received on behalf of the project by Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the institute responsible for leading NIH's effort in the project.

New toolkit helps nurses use genomics in patient care

Nurse with doctorNurses and other health professionals looking to integrate genomics into patient care now have access to an online toolkit with more than 100 resources, part of a new website launched by the National Human Genome Research Institute. Developed with input from clinical educators and administrators, The Method for Introducing a New Competency in Genomics (MINC) website provides resources for nursing leaders at all levels of genomics competency, ranging from basic knowledge about genomics to its practical impact on healthcare systems and policies.