New Genome.gov Website Coming Soon
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will launch a redesigned version of its public website, genome.gov, the week ofApril 22, 2019. Whether using a desktop or mobile device, users will experience an entirely new look and feel and have more ways to find information about NHGRI's research, funding, and public outreach initiatives (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 19, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Sarah Bates joins NHGRI as communications chief
Sarah Bates has been named the new chief of NHGRI's Communications and Public Liaison Branch (CPLB). Previously, as a public affairs specialist for the National Science Foundation (NSF), Bates led communications for the Engineering Directorate and the BRAIN Initiative, covering complex and sensitive topics such as gravitational waves, sexual harassment, and disaster relief. Through that work, she earned the NSF Director's Award for Excellence Pioneer. Through that work, she earned the NSF Director's Award for Excellence Pioneer. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 18, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Anti-inflammatory drug halts strokes in children with rare disease
NIH researchers have identified a treatment that significantly decreases the risk of stroke in children with a rare genetic disease called DADA2 (deficiency of adenosine deaminase type 2), which can ultimately hinder blood flow to the brain and result in strokes. The treatment works by blocking the inflammatory effects of a protein - tumor necrosis factor - that is over-produced in people with DADA2 and other autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. Researchers published their findings in the April 18, 2019, issue ofThe New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 17, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Strategic Planning Workshop: Genomics in Medicine & Health
NHGRI is planning a workshop focused on Genomics in Medicine and Health for September 2019. Submityour feedback on how to advance genomics in medicine and health byMay 10, 2019. We will be selecting 12 of the most innovative and compelling ideas and offering travel to the workshop to participate in-person and share more about your idea. We want comments from all perspectives involved in genomic medicine and health including clinicians, patients and researchers. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 11, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Human Genetics Scholars Initiative will increase diversity in the genomics workforce
NHGRI has partnered with the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) to create the Human Genetics Scholars Initiative, a multi-year program that will increase and support workforce diversity in the human genetics and genomics research community. The initiative will support up to 40 U.S. trainees and early career scientists from underrepresented backgrounds with mentoring programs, skill building, travel and professional support during a two-year, intensive program. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 10, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NHGRI Redesigns Genome.gov
In the April issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green provides a preview of the redesigned genome.gov website and its new features. Other topics include the departure of longtime NHGRI Division of Policy, Communications, and Education Chief, Dr. Laura Lyman Rodriguez; Online and in-person events for National DNA Day 2019; and the expansion of the Developing Country Awards Program to allow 25 genetics trainees and/or early- to mid-career investigators from Africa to attend the 2019 ASHG Annual Meeting. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 4, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Researchers uncover gene regions that affect cholesterol levels in smokers
Smoking has long been associated with an increase in heart-clogging cholesterol but the role that a smoker's genes play in their cholesterol levels has been a mystery - until now. National Institutes of Health researchers and their collaborators identified 13 new gene regions that influence cholesterol levels, some of which affected people differently if they are smokers or former smokers. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 2, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Researchers create the largest global catalog of variations in the dog genome
Dogs and humans share an intimate bond that has surpassed centuries. Researchers at NHGRI are understanding how and what genes underscore the vast variation observed in dog breeds. Using next-generation sequencing tools, they have created the largest variant canine catalog and identified variants associated with dog body structure, behavior and life span which could also be implicated in human health and disease. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 2, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NHGRI researchers map the brain to find links between genes and ADHD
When it comes to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), genetics do make an impact, but it is not easily pinned down. Many common but subtle differences in our DNA come together to have a huge influence on creating one of ADHD's cardinal symptoms: hyperactivity-impulsivity. In a study published in the January 30 issue ofMolecular Psychiatry, NHGRI researchers examined people with ADHD to map brain connections, called white matter tracts, tied to the disorder. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - March 8, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

First FDA-Recognized Public Genetic Variant Database: ClinGen
In the March issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green details NHGRI's Clinical Genome (ClinGen) Resource becoming the first FDA-recognized Public Human Genetic Variant Database. Other topics include a new video highlighting an NHGRI Story: Patients and Researchers Working Together; Gene Ontology Resource Turns 20; Applications for ASHG-NHGRI Policy and Fellowships now being accepted; Bruce Tromberg appointed as new NIBIB director; and Noni Byrnes appointed as new CSR director. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - March 7, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Pregnant women want physicians' advice on receiving fetal genomic information
Most pregnant women want doctors' advice on the types of information to receive from prenatal whole genome sequencing. Obstetricians and other clinicians will need additional training on how to present fetal genomic information in a way that meets an individual woman's needs. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - February 26, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Cancer drug reduces pain, improves symptoms in people with Proteus syndrome
A repurposed cancer drug appears to reduce the severity of lesions and pain experienced by people with Proteus syndrome, a rare genomic disease. Some researchers believe that Joseph Merrick, known as the Elephant Man, may have suffered from Proteus syndrome. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - February 21, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

85th NHGRI Advisory Council met Feb. 11th
The National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research met in open session on Monday, February 11th. Dr. Eric Green presented his Director's Report, a summary of the various activities across the Institute and the field of genomics. The Council heard presentations about other initiatives underway in the genomics research community, updates from two of its working groups, and reports from staff on current and future developments for NHGRI research programs.Video of the event is now available. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - February 10, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

85th NHGRI Advisory Council met Feb. 11th
The National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research met in open session on Monday, February 11th. Dr. Eric Green presented his Director's Report, a summary of the various activities across the Institute and the field of genomics. The Council heard presentations about other initiatives underway in the genomics research community, updates from two of its working groups, and reports from staff on current and future developments for NHGRI research programs.Video of the event will be available shortly. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - February 10, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

85th NHGRI Advisory Council to meet Feb. 11th
The National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research will meet in open session on Monday, February 11th. Dr. Green will present his Director's Report, a summary of the various activities across the Institute and the field of genomics. Geisinger National Precision Health's Director,Huntington Willard, Ph.D., will deliver a presentation on genomics, population health and precision health at Geisinger. NHGRI staff report on updates to the eMERGE Network, Clinical Genome (ClinGen) Resource and more. Live webcast starts at 10 a.m. Eastern. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - February 10, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Bill Gahl Steps Down as NHGRI Clinical Director to Pursue Research
In this month's issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green recognizes Dr. Bill Gahl's signature professional achievements during his tenure as NHGRI Clinical Director. Other topics include the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network being featured in theNew York Times; the video recording from the 'From Genome to Phenotype' Worhsop is now available; and the National DNA Day Essay Contest is open through March 8, 2019. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - February 7, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NIH's new automated tool-set detects disease-causing genes in undiagnosed patients
Researchers with the National Institutes of Health Undiagnosed Disease Program have developed a powerful new toolset for finding potential disease-causing gene variants in undiagnosed patients. The work is automatically accomplished by computers - with no human interpretation or bias - and takes about three hours per exome, an individual's protein-coding genes. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - February 5, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Patients and their families work with NIH researchers to advance MMA research
Dr. Chuck Venditti, a senior investigator in the National Human Genome Research Institute, is working with the largest group of people affected by methylmalonic acidemia (MMA). The disease impairs an individual's ability to break down and process protein in their food. As a result, toxic acids can build up in the bloodstream and cause serious health problems. Dr. Venditti and his dedicated research team will soon begin clinical trials to test several new genomic treatments. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - February 4, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

The 2019 National DNA Day Essay Contest is open!
Geared to students in grades 9-12 worldwide, the American Society of Human Genetics DNA Day Essay Contest celebrates National DNA Day by asking students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. This year's question asks students if a medical provider should disclose a patient's medical information to close relatives after receiving a diagnosis. Deadline: March 9, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Winners will be announced on National DNA Day, Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - January 24, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NHGRI Strategic Planning Workshop
On January 22-24, NHGRI will host a workshop -From Genome to Phenotype: Genomic Variation Identification, Association, and Function in Human Health and Disease - to seek input from a range of scientific perspectives on one of the central issues in human genomics - relating genomic variation to phenotype. This workshop is one of a series of activities devoted to strategic planning for NHGRI.Watch the live webcast. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - January 22, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Mourning the Loss of an NIH Giant, NIAMS Director Steve Katz
In the January 2019 issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green honors the legacy of long-time Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Stephen (Steve) I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D. after he passed away in December 2018. Other topics include research supplements to promote diversity in health-related research and the recently-published workshop report for theGenomic Medicine XI Meeting: Research Directions in Genomic Medicine Implementation. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - January 10, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

After 16 years, Dr. Gahl steps down as NHGRI intramural clinical director to focus on research
William A. Gahl, M.D., Ph.D., has stepped down as clinical director of NHGRI's Division of Intramural Research (DIR). Dr. Gahl has nurtured and promoted clinical research in the NHGRI DIR since 2002. He also founded and has directed the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program since 2008. Dr. Gahl will continue his research in NHGRI's Medical Genetics Branch and Human Biochemical Genetics Section. NHGRI Scientific Director Dan Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., will serve as acting clinical director while NHGRI launches a major search for Dr. Gahl's replacement. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - January 3, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Sickle cell disease community is hopeful that genome editing will rechart course of the disease
In the first study of its kind, NHGRI researchers explored patients', parents' and physicians' perspectives on the use of CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing to reverse sickle cell disease. Study participants expressed overall optimism about participating in human genome editing clinical trials, but were concerned about treatment risks and transparency of the research enterprise, according to the findings published December 24 inGenetics in Medicine. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - January 3, 2019 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

'Genomics2020': Taking Stock
In the December issue of  The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green recaps progress from NHGRI strategic planning process events in 2018. Other topics include: Examining How Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry Data Are Used in Biomedical Research; the Workshop to Increase Access and Utilization of ENCODE Data; and a collection of papers on "Genomics and the Human Genome Project" that was recently published in a special issue of theJournal of the History of Biology. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - December 6, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Elevated hormone flags liver problems in mice with methylmalonic acidemia (MMA)
NHGRI researchers have discovered a hormone in a mouse study that can be used immediately to can help doctors predict how severely patients with the rare disease methylmalonic acidemia are affected and when to refer them for liver transplants. The findings, published December 6 in JCI Insight, also might shed light on more common disorders such as fatty liver disease, obesity and diabetes. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - December 4, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

FDA recognizes NHGRI's ClinGen, dataset that ties genetic variants to disease
For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration has formally recognized a public dataset of genetic variants and their relationship to disease to help accelerate the development of reliable genetic tests. Genetic test makers, including those using next-gen sequencing, can use genetic variant information in the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) to support clinical validity in premarket submissions to FDA. ClinGen is administered by the National Human Genome Research Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, and is available viaClinVar. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - December 4, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NHGRI's Dr. Andy Baxevanis named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Andy Baxevanis, Ph.D., a senior scientist leading the Computational Genomics Unit at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Baxevanis was recognized for his distinguished contributions to the field of comparative genomics, particularly for using computational approaches to study the molecular innovations driving diversity in early animal evolution. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - November 27, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Celebrating the first quarter century of the NHGRI Intramural Research Program
In the November issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green highlights the 25th anniversary of NHGRI's Intramural Research Program. Other topics include: ClinGen and ClinVar featured in a special issue ofHuman Mutation, NIH enacting a policy change for summary results from genomics studies, a request for information (RFA) on the proposed NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy, the NIHAll of Us Program funding awards for genome sequencing centers, and more. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - November 8, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NHGRI joins international team to sequence Mongolian genomes
North Asians, including Mongolians and other Siberian ethnic groups, may be more closely related to Eastern and Northern Europeans - including the people of Finland - than previously thought, according to a new genomics study inNature Genetics. The international team of researchers, including those from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), made the connection by comparing the whole-genome sequences of 175 ethnic Mongolians to existing genetic variation data. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - November 5, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Providing access to genomic summary results
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Protecting Participants, Empowering Researchers: Providing Access to Genomic Summary Results
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Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - November 1, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Systematic review study supports that sickle cell trait increases risk for some health conditions
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Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - October 30, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

New technique promising for a more accurate genome sequence
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a new technique that will aid in a more accurate reconstruction of genomes, specifically in determining the sections of the genome that come from each parent. This new technique, published in the journalNature Biotechnology, will allow researchers to identify further complexity within any type of genome - from plants to humans - and provide more precise reference genomes in researcher databases than are currently available. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - October 22, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Drs. William A. Gahl and Charles N. Rotimi elected into the National Academy of Medicine
The National Academy of Medicine welcomed two NHGRI senior investigators, William A. Gahl, M.D., Ph.D., and Charles N. Rotimi, Ph.D. Recognized as one of the highest honors scientists can receive, members elect new recruits based on their accomplishments in advancing medical science. As a medical geneticist, Dr. Gahl focuses on rare metabolic disorders and the discovery of new genomic diseases. Dr. Rotimi probes the genomic causes of disease and health disparities in a cultural context. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - October 13, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NIH programs shed light on gene variants and their connections to health and disease
NIH's Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) and ClinVar programs are addressing a major barrier to incorporating genomic medicine into healthcare, which is a lack of evidence about the relationship between gene variants and diseases. A special issue ofHuman Mutation, published on Oct. 12, highlights the broad array of advances made through these programs, which work in concert to advance knowledge connecting human genomic variation to human health. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - October 12, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Dr. Dan Kastner Honored as Federal Employee of the Year
In the October issue ofThe Genomics Landscape,, NHGRI Director Dr. Eric Green highlights the Partnership for Public Service honoring Dr. Dan Kastner as the Federal Employee of the Year. Other topics include: the new Omics Nursing& Science Education Network (ONSEN) web-based resource, the new ASHG-NHGRI Genomics& Public Policy and Genetics Education& Engaement fellows, and the retirement of Human Micorbiome Project leader, Dr. Lita Proctor. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - October 4, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NHGRI's Dr. Charles Rotimi named a 2018 Quartz Africa Innovator
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Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - October 3, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NHGRI Scientific Director Dan Kastner Named 2018 Federal Employee of the Year
Dan Kastner, M.D., Ph.D., was named the Federal Employee of the Year as part of the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals program, known as the "Sammies." Dr. Kasnter is recognized for his work in identifying an entire new class of rare genetic diseases and treatments to alleviate suffering for thousands of patients in the U.S. and around the world. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - October 2, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

The NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network expands
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NIH leaders call consensus on use of race and ethnicity data in biomedical research
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Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - September 24, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Perspective discusses the importance diversity in research to help further precision medicine
The scientific and ethical benefits of incorporating health information from diverse and underrepresented populations in genomic medicine are described in aPerspective by co-authors Dr. Lucia A. Hindorff and Mr. Vence L. Bonham, NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute, and Dr. Lucila Ohno-Machado, University of California, San Diego. Their recommendations for incorporating diversity into the evidence base for genomic medicine appeared in the Sept. 13, 2018 issue ofFuture Medicine.Read the Q&A with Dr. Ohno-Machado. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - September 14, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Educational Videos Use Poetry, Dance, Animation and Storytelling to Teach Elements of Genomics
The September issue ofThe Genomics Landscape highlights five new educational videos that were unveiled as a part of the '15 for 15' celebration to commemorate the 15th annivarsary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. Also highlighted: the new NHGRI-funded Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) initiative, the passing of Professor Bongani Mayosi, and the recent launch of theAll of Us Research Hub. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - September 6, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

New Educational Videos Use Poetry, Dance, Animation and Storytelling to Teach Elements of Genomics
The September issue ofThe Genomics Landscape highlights five new educational videos that were unveiled as a part of the '15 for 15' celebration to commemorate the 15th annivarsary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. Also highlighted: the new NHGRI-funded Analysis, Visualization, and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) initiative, the passing of Professor Bongani Mayosi, and the recent launch of theAll of Us Research Hub. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - September 6, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Genomic Medicine XI: Research Directions in Genomic Medicine Implementation Live-- >
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Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - September 4, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NIH institutes create online Omics Nursing Science & Education Network (ONSEN)
NHGRI, NINR and NCI have created a new website, the Omics Nursing Science& Education Network (ONSEN). Omics is the field of research focused on genomics, metabolomics, proteomics and the microbiome. Initiated from the nursing research genomics community, the website includes a searchable database of Omics projects and aims to foster collaborations among investigators in all disciplines. The website also provides opportunities to identify research mentors and pre/post-doctoral opportunities in Omics. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - September 4, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

My Family Health Portrait (MFHP) has a new home
Starting September 6, 2018, My Family Health Portrait (MFHP) is moving to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base (PHGKB) website. For more than a decade, the tool has been hosted by NHGRI, allowing users to create a family health history to identify inheritance patterns across family members and manage personal disease risk. The My Family Health Portrait tool was developed by NHGRI, the CDC, and other partners. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - August 31, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Researchers develop mouse model for study of human immunodeficiency disease
NHGRI and NIAID researchers developed a new mouse model of a human immunodeficiency disease caused by mutations to the gene PI3-kinase delta. Treating these mutant mice with broad antibiotics prevented both the hyper-reactivity of their lymphocytes (white blood cells that are part of the immune system) and the generation of a wide range of autoantibodies. The findings, published inNature Immunology, have broad implications for a people with immunodeficiencies and autoimmune conditions. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - August 21, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

New NHGRI grant program to support innovative genomic scientists
In the August issue ofThe Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Eric Green announces the recent launch of a new program - the NHGRI Genomic Innovator Award - that aims to assist "team science" researchers in establishing their independent careers. Also up: the 15th anniversary of The Genetics Home Reference, a National Library of Medicine (NLM) consumer health resource, and a big move for NHGRI's extramural research program. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - August 9, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NHGRI's Stacy Desine first postbac to win 2018 TmT competition
Every year, graduate students and postdocs at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and other institutes at the National Institutes of Health compete in a high-energy science communications contest called the Three-Minute Talk (TmT). For the first time in competition history, all the participating institutes agreed to allow postbacs to compete in the TmT finals. NHGRI's Stacy Desine earned first place after the finals on June 29, 2018, becoming the first postbac to win the TmT competition. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - July 17, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NHGRI's Stacy Desine first post bac to win 2018 TmT competition
Every year, graduate students and postdocs at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and other institutes at the National Institutes of Health compete in a high-energy science communications contest called the Three-Minute Talk (TmT). For the first time in competition history, all the participating institutes agreed to allow postbacs to compete in the TmT finals. NHGRI's Stacy Desine earned first place after the finals on June 29, 2018, becoming the first postbac to win the TmT competition. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - July 17, 2018 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news