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Mr. Benjamin Berkman is the deputy director of NHGRI's Bioethics Core.
… data; 3) Reproduction and genetics; 4) Research with human subjects: law policy and ethics. … Sullivan HK, … Institutional Review Board, informed consent, human biological samples … Mr. Benjamin Berkman is the deputy director of …
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Dr. Sara Chandros Hull is the director of NHGRI's Bioethics Core.
… on the staff of President Clinton's Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments. In addition to her research … those relevant to research with collections of human biological samples and data, disclosure of genetic results to study …
Research Funding
The three research domains to be considered for support by the NHGRI Ethical, Legal and Social Implications Research Program.
… Societal Definitions, Beliefs and Norms Conceptions of Human Identity and Origins … Program Contact: Rene Sterling … … Impact of commercialization on the accessibility of biological specimens, genetic and genomic data and related … participant control over the use of individual data and samples. Use of non-medical data (e.g., fitness trackers, …
News Release
Three research teams funded by NIH gather data at the most basic molecular levels about the biological processes that make up the human microbiome.
… tens of thousands of microbial species that live in or on human beings - the human microbiome - they would find … data at the most basic molecular levels about the biological processes that make up the host-microbiome … Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond will analyze samples from various body sites using the full panoply of …
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Researchers funded by NIH have completed a detailed atlas documenting stretches of human DNA that influence gene expression.
… completed a detailed atlas documenting the stretches of human DNA that influence gene expression - a key way in which … interested in how individual genomic variation leads to biological differences, like healthy and diseased states, … project continues to house a biobank of collected tissue samples, as well as extracted DNA and RNA for future studies …
News Release
NIH recently awarded approximately $6.8 million in grants to several research teams to study the biology of rare and undiagnosed diseases.
… biorepository for storing UDN research participant tissue samples. "The Undiagnosed Diseases Network is aimed at … Anastasia Wise, Ph.D., a program director at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), a part of NIH. "The … manage a central biorepository for storing UDN participant biological tissue samples used in DNA sequencing and other …
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NHGRI researchers, collaborators at the University of California (UC) San Diego, UC Davis and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine lay out a new framework for comparing dog-to-human aging, one that uses epigenetics as a biological marker to better understand the aging process.
… aging. … One of the most common misconceptions is that one human year equals seven dog years in terms of aging. However, … a process by which modifications occur in the genome, as a biological marker to study the aging process. By comparing … in Trey Ideker's laboratory at UC San Diego took blood samples from 104 dogs, mostly Labrador retrievers, ranging …
15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
Genomics helps us understand evolution and protect our biological ecosystems.
… Genomics helps us understand evolution and protect our biological ecosystems. … Did you know that the new methods … humans, including the  loblolly pine  (7-times larger than human) and a salamander called the  axolotl  (10-times larger … in an environmental sample. Following sequencing of mixed samples of DNA, scientists perform computer analyses to …
15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
​Genomics is helping us understand what makes each of us different and what makes us the same.
… entirely define you. Well before the completion of the Human Genome Project, researchers began developing tools to … people. When scientists agreed to use the one "reference" human genome sequence generated by the Human Genome Project … for medical studies to stop  using skin color or race as a biological category. Instead, genomic testing for variants …
15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
Genomics is illuminating human and family origins at a level not previously possible.
… Genomics is illuminating human and family origins at a level not previously possible. … for extracting small amounts of DNA from ancient samples, like bones or fur or even soil, and used very … of children are raised thinking that someone is their biological father when, in fact, that person is not. Ancestry …