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Policy Issues
Synthetic biology is a field of science that involves redesigning organisms for useful purposes by engineering them to have new abilities.
… the risk that synthetic biology could be used to develop biological weapons. While this group of researchers did not … is seeking to synthesize, or "write" whole genomes from human cell lines and the genomes of other plants and animals … public health. The name of their project is a play on the  Human Genome Project  (HGP). In 2003, scientists working on …
Research at NHGRI
The Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch uses genomic technologies to study the human genome and other organisms and disease mechanisms.
… into improved diagnosis, treatments and prevention of human diseases. Using the excellent resources of NHGRI … latest genomic and genetic technologies to the study of human disease. Our investigators develop and quickly evaluate … Biology Branch uses genomic technologies to study the human genome and other organisms and disease mechanisms. … …
Fact Sheets
A biological pathway is a series of actions among molecules in a cell that leads to a certain product or a change in the cell.
… A biological pathway is a series of actions among molecules in … to these cues, cells send and receive signals through biological pathways. The molecules that make up biological … together.   … Researchers are able to learn a lot about human disease from studying biological pathways. Identifying …
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 …
Jobs at NHGRI
NHGRI is seeking a postdoc to join the Systems Biology and Genome Engineering Section in Bethesda, Maryland.
… The Intramural Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National … in Systems Biology and Genome Engineering … The National Human Genome Research Institute seeks a postdoc to join the …
The Informed Consent Resource
Examples consent forms used by genomics research projects.
… Project    Developing a research resource for studies of human genetic variation Open Access Data NA GTEx, Live Donor … helpful when developing consent forms.   The NIH Office of Human Subjects Research Protections has created a useful list …
News Release
Researchers analyzing human, fly, and worm genomes have found these species have key genomic processes in common, reflecting their shared ancestry.
… Steven Benowitz … Researchers analyzing human, fly, and worm genomes have found that these species … into embryonic development, gene regulation and other biological processes vital to understanding human biology and disease. … The studies highlight the data …
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 …
Staff
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 …
Human Genome Project
Record and submit a short video, capturing your thoughts/concerns/excitement about the launch of the Human Genome Project.
… 1, 2020, marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Human Genome Project. NHGRI would like you to help us … feeling] about the launch of the Human Genome Project.   Francis Collins Eric Green   … To … When I first heard of the ambitious effort called the Human Genome Project, I was …   The Human Genome Project …