Researchers find weaker immune response to viral infections in children with mitochondrial disorders
NIH researchers analyzed the gene activities of immune cells in children with mitochondrial disorders and found that their B cells, which produce antibodies to fight viral infections, are less able to survive cellular stress.
Dr. Ian Nova is a program director in NHGRI's Division of Genomic Sciences.
NHGRI has awarded the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) a five-year, $7.1 million contract to support a new Genomics and Public Service Fellowship Program, which will provide early-stage professionals with experience in a range of genomics careers.
NIH researchers researchers and collaborators have gained some key insights into the biological inner-workings of regrowing a body, the evolution of aging and a unique method to dispose of aging cells, by studying the genomes of a hermit crab (Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus).
NHGRI will host a pre-application webinar for the Human Genome Reference Program (HGRP) Informatics Tools for the Pangenome Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
The Genomics Landscape
In June 1, 2023, edition of The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director, Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., talks about the NHGRI-funded Human Pangenome Reference Consortium releasing a high-quality collection of human genome reference sequences, which together comprise a human “pangenome” reference.
Jobs at NHGRI
NHGRI seeks to identify an outstanding Director to lead its NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC), a trans-NIH genome sequencing center that produces more than 50 trillion bases of DNA sequence data per month and provides NIH investigators access to well-established, high-throughput DNA sequencing capacity.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues have identified genomic variants that cause a rare and severe inflammatory skin disorder, known as disabling pansclerotic morphea, and have found a potential treatment.
NHGRI Director, Eric Green, M.D, Ph.D., provides remarks for the May 10, 2023 media briefing about the new high-quality collection of reference human genome sequences that captures substantially more diversity from different human populations than what was previously available.
National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research
The Director's Report-Related Documents contain links to materials supplemental to Dr. Eric Green's Director's Report presentation to the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research in May 2023.