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News Release
Mothers may be able to reduce guilt over their children's inherited obesity guilt by being more careful in the future about their children's diet.
… doctor-patient talks about the genomic underpinnings of obesity can pay off. … There can be a downside, of course. Healthcare providers who discuss genomics and behavioral risk factors with overweight mothers may make …
News Release
Researchers have conducted the first study to look at the genomic underpinnings of obesity in continental Africans and African Americans.
… study of its kind to look at the genomic underpinnings of obesity in continental Africans and African Americans. They discovered that approximately 1 … NHGRI's Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch and director of the Center for Research on …
News Release
Fearful patients who received information about the role of genomics in obesity were less likely to take steps to improve health habits
… that requires a tetanus shot. But when those bad days, and the emotions they provoke, precede a visit to the doctor, … patients who received information about the role of genomics in being overweight viewed the information as … people think about genomic influences on body weight and obesity."</p> <p>How people react to hearing …
Research at NHGRI
CRGGH uses genomic tools to understand the pathobiology of metabolic disorders, including obesity, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and kidney disease.
… The Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health (CRGGH) uses genomic tools to … the pathobiology of metabolic disorders, including obesity, hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and kidney …
Staff
Dr. Susan Persky is an associate investigator in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute. ​
… Dr. Susan Persky is an associate investigator and head of the Health Communication and Behavior Unit. She … knowledge about common, complex health conditions like obesity and diabetes in interactions between healthcare … extensively in the areas of health communication, genomics and virtual reality methods and has presented in …
Staff
Dr. Adebowale Adeyemo is an associate investigator and deputy director of NHGRI's Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health.
… of Ibadan in Nigeria. After a residency in pediatrics and genetics, he became a faculty member of the College of … investigator at NHGRI in 2016. Dr. Adeyemo works on the genomics of complex disease, focusing on cardiometabolic … author of the papers describing: the first genome scan for obesity in an African population, the first genome-wide …
Genetic Disorders
Dercum disease is a rare condition that is characterized by multiple, painful fatty tumors that occur chiefly in post-menopausal, obese women of middle age.
… - also known as Adiposis Dolorosa, Anders' syndrome and Dercum-Vitaut syndrome - is a rare condition that is … in women, 16 percent of the reported cases are males and it can also occur in people who are not obese. The … (1) multiple, painful, fatty masses; (2) generalized obesity, usually in menopausal age; (3) weakness and
Staff
Dr. Wilson is the co-chief of and senior investigator in NHGRI's Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch.
… College, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in biology in 1975, and received the H.P. Studivant Award as the Outstanding … a scientist emeritus in the Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch, at the National Human Genome Research … analysis, bioinformatics, scoliosis, craniosynostosis, obesity, cardiovascular disease … Alexander Wilson, …
The Genomics Landscape
In the September 3, 2020 edition of The Genomics Landscape, Dr. Eric Green talks about the Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) Consortium, the 2020 Genomic Innovator Awards and more.
… from home. If you are seeking some virtual connections to genomics, I would like to offer some “remote learning” … Last month, Dr. Sara Hull (NHGRI Bioethics Core Director) and I answered questions about bioethics and genomics research on Twitter as part of #AskDrGenome . …
The Genomics Landscape
In the June 2020 edition of The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Eric Green details NHGRI's new Diversity in Genomics Workforce Initiative.
… Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D. … This issue of  The Genomics Landscape  comes at an especially difficult time, … across the United States on top of the illness, death, and physical isolation that we have been experiencing … together due to COVID-19. NHGRI values a community and society in which all are respected and safe – at home, in …