New Horizons and Research Activities

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

New Horizons and Research Activities

The ability to explore genome function is expanding clinical opportunities for gene-based pre-symptomatic prediction of illness and adverse drug response. Genetic researchers are now learning more about how each gene works and what it does. They are studying the role that variations in genes play in disease. Genetic researchers are working to identify the genetic and environmental causes of common illnesses such as asthma, arthritis and Alzheimer disease. The results of such studies are leading to many advances in disease prevention and treatment. Learn more about new directions in clinical research from the resources provided in this section.

Clinical Research

At the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
At the National Institutes of Health
Research Tools 

The Genetics and Genomics in Nursing Practice Survey (GGNPS) Instrument is designed to assess nurse factors influencing genetic/genomic competency.  The research tool measures Diffusion of Innovations (DOI) (Rogers, 2003) domains: attitudes, receptivity, confidence, social system, and adoption. The Scoring Manual and Survey Instrument are freely available for use in research studies and can be administered online or in paper format.

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Last Updated: October 3, 2014