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Dr. Ajay Pillai is a program director in the Division of Genome Sciences at the National Human Genome Research Institute.​
… program (mlp), jointly managed with national institute of mental health for the common fund. the mlp project is designed as a … ajay pillai, molecular libraries program, nih common fund, mental health , bioinformatics … ajay pillai, molecular …
Policy Issues
Genome editing is currently being applied to research on cancer, mental health, rare diseases, and many other disease areas.
… editing is currently being applied to research on cancer, mental health , rare diseases, and many other disease areas. … basic … … ​genome editing is being applied to research on cancer, mental health , rare diseases, and many other disease areas.​ …
Policy Issues
NHGRI wants to ensure that all populations benefit from the advances of genomics research.
… this research to benefit everyone more equally and improve health equity, it is important that the diversity of the … and genomics research.  nhgri is committed to improving health disparities through new and ongoing efforts across the … such conditions as diseases and disorders, including mental health and substance abuse, that are unique to, more …
Genetic Disorders
Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition related to chromosome 21.
… people who have down syndrome have learning difficulties, mental retardation, a characteristic facial appearance, and … problems. once corrected, they usually cause no further health issues. children with down syndrome may have frequent … 21, genetic disorder, prenatal testing, newborn testing, mental retardation, trisomy 21, mosaic down syndrome … down …
For Patients and Families
​Genetic research is creating new ways for people to take action and prevent disease and new ways to treat disease through personalized medicine.​ ​
… have high blood pressure as an adult. learning about the health history of your family and sharing this information with your health care provider can help you learn whether you have an … such as antidepressants that are used to treat some mental illnesses. there is now a test to find out whether a …
Research at NHGRI
The Social and Behavioral Research Branch conducts research to apply genomic discoveries to improve health and clinical care.
… spectrum of disorders from those that have a major public health impact to rare genetic conditions with significant … that are disproportionately affected by a particular health condition as well as the mechanisms through which this … and neural processes that impact the course of common mental health challenges. we also evaluate approaches for …
For Patients and Families
Neglected diseases are conditions that inflict severe health burdens on the world's poorest people.
… neglected diseases are conditions that inflict severe health burdens on the world's poorest people and are often … … neglected diseases are conditions that inflict severe health burdens on the world's poorest people. many of these … migrates to the central nervous system, causing seizures, mental disorders and, ultimately, death. as many as 70,000 …
News Release
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) question advertisements by direct-to-consumer genetic ancestry kits that claim to know what it really means to be American Indian.
… is a bioethics fellow at the national institute of health (nih). she is working with  dr. hull, national human … tribe to study type ii diabetes, which is a particular health concern that the tribe identified. when the … used the dna samples to study other topics, such as mental illness and migration, the tribe filed a lawsuit. they …
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… Genomics and World Health Genomics and World Health Report of the Advisory … . . . . . . . . . . 55 3.6 Developmental abnormalities and mental retardation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 … including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and mental illnesses. It is thus timely and appropriate for WHO …
Genetic Disorders
WAGR syndrome is a genetic condition caused by a deletion of genes located on chromosome 11, often causing eye problems and increased risk of cancer in babies.
… at high risk for developing certain types of cancer, and mental retardation. … wagr syndrome is a rare genetic … at high risk for developing certain types of cancer, and mental retardation. the term "wagr" stands for the first … and rare diseases information center finding reliable health information online … what is wagr syndrome? … what are …