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Policy Issues
Informed consent shows respect for personal autonomy and is an important ethical requirement in research.
… participants' samples, genomic data, and associated health information are being stored and shared to maximize the … human subjects) who contribute samples and health-related information to these projects are respected throughout the … for genomics research, researchers should consider the information participants might need in order to understand …
News Release
NIH released a Request for Information seeking comments on the data submission and access process for dbGaP.
… with this in mind, nih released today a request for information (rfi) seeking public comments on the data … on how to comment, please visit nih request for information on processes for database of genotypes and … dbgap data submission and access statistics, including dar processing times and data management incidents. development …
The Genomics Landscape
In the April 2020 edition of The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Eric Green provides an update on the final stage of the Genomics2020 strategic planning process; the NIH website for COVID-19 information, the Gene documentary debut on PBS and more.
… diversions. first, anticipating interest in covid-19 information , one of the stories below describes some useful information sources about the virus and some specific … government websites are available that provide relevant information basics of the virus (and the disease it causes), …
Leadership Initiatives
NHGRI's strategic planning process will establish a 2020 vision for genomics aimed at accelerating scientific and medical breakthroughs.
… us at  genomics2020@nih.gov … provided below is background information on nhgri's current strategic planning process , … workshop on the comprehensive extraction of biological information from genomic sequence july 23, 2002:   summary of …
For Patients and Families
List of resources to help you find accurate and reliable information on genetic and rare diseases. ​
… finding accurate and reliable information on genetic and rare diseases among the millions … users quickly discover, an enormous amount of health information is available online. the material provided is for … or usefulness of the opinions, advice, services, or other information provided. moreover, we strongly recommend that …
Staff
Dr. Edward Giniger is an adjunct investigator in NHGRI's Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch.
information processing in the brain is done by specialized neural … every neuron has a long process , an "axon", that carries information to its synaptic partners. dr. giniger's lab seeks … … edward s. giniger, ph.d. … edward giniger, information processing , neural circuits, neurons, nerve cells … edward …
Policy Issues
The GINA, is an important U.S. civil rights law that protects individuals from discrimination based on their genetic information.
… the genetic information nondiscrimination act, commonly known as gina, is … individuals from discrimination based on their genetic information . it was first introduced into the u.s. congress … prohibits health insurers from using someone's genetic information to refuse insurance or charge higher prices, and …
The Genomics Landscape
In the December 3, 2020 edition of The Genomics Landscape, Dr. Eric Green spotlights on ELSIhub.
… beyond. the platform includes a wealth of elsi research information . key features include elsi literature resources, an elsi scholar directory, information on elsi-relevant funding opportunities, and an … more broadly available. the policy includes supplemental information on data management and sharing costs and data …
Research Funding
Frequently asked questions for Investigator-Initiated Research on Genetic Counseling Processes and Practices FOAs (RFA-HG-20-048 and RFA-HG-20-049).
… september 25, 2020 webinar information … funding opportunity announcements ( … in genomic medicine which involves including genetic information about an individual as part of their clinical …
The Genomics Landscape
In the January 2020 edition of The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Eric Green highlights the newly developed polygenic risk scores webpage, which provides graphical and textual information about polygenic risk scores, describes polygenic traits, introduces how polygenic risk scores can be calculated, and explains how such scores can be interpreted.
… risk score webpage , which provides graphical and textual information about polygenic risk scores and more! … diabetes, and depression. such methods take into account information about variants across a person’s genome, … disease risk, with ongoing research investigating how such information can be used in clinical practice. nhgri concluded …