HHS announces proposal to update rules governing research on study participant
Medical advances wouldn't be possible without individuals willing to volunteer to participate in research. Today's proposed changes to the Common Rule for protecting human research participants would update safeguards for participants and reduce unnecessary administrative burdens. For more information and details on providing comments on the proposed rule, go to: (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - September 2, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Gene Therapy and the Biological Treatment of Hearing Loss
July's Genome Advance of the Month highlights a study in the journal Science Translational Medicine that demonstrated gene therapy as an effective way to improve hearing in patients with two genes linked to genetic prelingual deafness, or hearing loss that occurs before a child learns to speak. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - August 31, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

ENCODE 2015: Research Applications and Users Meeting
On June 29 - July 1, 2015, NHGRI sponsored the ENCODE 2015: Research Applications and Users Meeting at the Bolger Center in Potomac, Md. The meeting featured: hands-on workshops on learning to navigate, analyze and integrate ENCODE and mouseENCODE data into your research; leading-edge research applications from distinguished invited speakers; tutorials on newly-available informatics pipelines that greatly facilitate working with ENCODE data and more. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - August 21, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Investigating why cancer comes back
For a patient with cancer, two of the most important words in the oncologist's lexicon begin with the letter "r": remission and relapse. Why do some patients stay in remission, while others see their cancer return? In recent research published online in July in the journal Leukemia, Paul Liu, M.D., Ph.D., a senior investigator, and Raman Sood, Ph.D., an associate investigator, for the Translational and Functional Genomics Branch at NHGRI, are trying to understand why leukemia patients relapse, and if there are any DNA-level mutations that account for the leukemia coming back. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - August 14, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Centers for Mendelian Genomics Program
In this month's Genomics Landscape, Dr. Green features the Centers for Mendelian Genomics Program, a report from the Genomic Medicine Meeting VIII: NHGRI's Genomic Medicine Portfolio, the NIH Strategic Planning Request for Information, and the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code Exhibition traveling to St. Louis, along with other information items that of interest. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - August 7, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Centers for Mendelian Genomics uncovering the genomic basis of hundreds of rare conditions
When the Centers for Mendelian Genomics (CMGs) program was launched nearly four years ago, it was charged with the ambitious task of identifying the genomic underpinnings of as many Mendelian conditions as possible. CMG investigators have made significant inroads in discovering genes underlying Mendelian conditions, while also uncovering new, previously unknown conditions and learning important details about the development of many others that scientists had described before. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - August 6, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NIH Strategic Plan determining emerging research needs
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing a five-year, NIH-wide strategic plan to outline a vision for biomedical research and identify crosscutting areas of research. The plan aims to continue guiding NIH with its mission to understand living systems, while applying best practices to extend human life and reduce sickness and disability. The Strategic Plan is due to Congress in late December 2015. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - August 5, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Give your feedback on the NIH-wide Strategic Plan
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing a five-year, NIH-wide strategic plan to outline a vision for biomedical research and identify crosscutting areas of research. NIH would like the public to review the framework in the NIH Request for Information (RFI) and on the NIH website, and provide feedback via the RFI submission site by August 16. For more information, go to: (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - August 5, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Intramural trainees represent NHGRI at 2015 plain language competition
NHGRI intramural trainees and representatives from other NIH institutes recently participated in a high-energy science communications contest called the Three-minute Talk (TmT). Five NHGRI intramural trainees competed as finalists, taking on the challenge to use plain language and one PowerPoint slide to explain their research in three-minutes or less. Talks by Dr. Gustavo Sudre (right) and Dr. Melissa Harris placed second and third. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - August 5, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Join upcoming webinars on the NIH-wide Strategic Plan
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing a five-year, NIH-wide strategic plan to outline a vision for biomedical research and identify crosscutting areas of research. Join an upcoming webinar on August 5th, 11th or 13th to discuss the proposed plan. For more information, go to: (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - August 5, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Gene-disease association data could improve drug development
Drug development is a risky business. More than half of candidate drugs that look promising in the research lab will ultimately fail. More than a quarter of drugs that reach the clinical trial stage will be rejected as ineffective. June's Genome Advance of the Month focuses on how drug development success rates could be improved by using known genetic associations to help choose research targets. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - July 29, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Studying cancer from the inside out: What the epigenetic code can tell doctors about disease
How tumors differ from each other - either in different organs or within the same organ - can yield useful clues about cancer prognosis and treatment. Ultimately, that knowledge may lead to precision medicine, where a doctor is not just treating a tumor, but tailoring treatment to the patient's specific tumor. A massive new analysis of tumors, published online April 17 in Epigenetics & Chromatin, is leading medicine closer to these goals. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - July 24, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Opportunities and Challenges for Health Disparities Research in the Personal Genome Era
On May 27, Dr. Carlos Bustamante, professor of genetics at Stanford University School of Medicine and co-founding director of the Stanford Center for Computational, Human, and Evolutionary Genomics, was the inaugural speaker for the Genomics and Health Disparities Lecture Series. The NHGRI co-sponsored series seeks to enhance dialogue about how innovations in genomics research and technology can impact health disparities. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - July 10, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

The Johns Hopkins University/National Human Genome Research Institute Genetic Counseling Training Program
In this month's The Genomics Landscape, Dr. Green features a well-established joint program with Johns Hopkins University that trains genetic counselors, a recent report to the NIH Director on the future of the National Library of Medicine, and news from NHGRI activities related to coordinating provider education in genomics and international genomic medicine efforts, along with other information items that I hope will be of interest to you. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - July 7, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

GM8: Looking across genomic medicine's gaps and opportunities
On June 8-9, international experts discussed the gaps, challenges and opportunities in genomics at Genomic Medicine Meeting VIII: NHGRI's Genomic Medicine Portfolio, sponsored by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) in Rockville, Maryland. Speakers discussed topics ranging from interpreting genomic variants and handling genomic data, to diversity in research populations. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - July 1, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

LabGenius: The next step toward a digital laboratory
The HHS Ignite Accelerator program, inspired by Silicon Valley start-up methods, nurtures innovative ideas that might improve government operations. Now this seed funding and mentorship program could help create a digital "LabGenius" and, according to NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., "has the potential to streamline our labs ... which could have a big impact." (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 29, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Genomics holds promise of treatments for inherited blindness
Millions of people worldwide suffer from diseases of the retina that cause partial or complete blindness. While there is no cure for retinal degenerative disease, there are several promising areas of research that aim to, at least, partially restore vision. May's Genome Advance of the Month focuses on two experimental therapeutic approaches - gene replacement therapy and optogenetics. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 26, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

New NHGRI brochure highlights major genomics research areas
A new brochure from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spotlights the Institute's past, present and future roles in the field of genomics. In the Director's Message, NHGRI Director Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., frames the field as "one of the most vibrant, compelling and relevant scientific disciplines of the 21st century." The document traces NHGRI's history from serving as the leader of the U.S. component of the Human Genome Project to its current focus on advancing human health through genomics research. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 24, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Peering at brain and skin cancers through a genomic lens
A pair of studies from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network has provided new insight into the genomic workings of the deadly types of brain and skin cancer. The findings point to new ways of classifying these cancers based on genomics, which should lead to smarter ways to predict disease behavior and better decisions about treatment. The results were reported in the June 18, online edition of Cell and the June 10 online issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 24, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Happy Father's Day from NHGRI
From NHGRI to you: Have a happy Father's Day and learn about the Y chromosome - the chromosome of all living men that is related through a single male ancestor who lived over 100,000 years ago! Learn 11 neat facts about the Y chromosome from our special infographic. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 19, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

The Cancer Genome Atlas Fourth Annual Scientific Symposium
In May, the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) held its fourth annual scientific symposium at Natcher Conference Center, NIH, in Bethesda, Md. The symposium was an open scientific meeting with collaborative workshops, poster sessions and plenary presentations where investigators from around the world shared their novel biological discoveries, analytical methods and translational approaches using TCGA data. Video and accompanying slides are now available. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 12, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Stanford researchers suss out cancer mutations in genome's dark spots
Stanford University researchers combined genome sequence data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) with data from regulatory regions from the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) to identify mutations affecting gene activity in cancer. The NHGRI-supported research, published in the June 8th issue of Nature Genetics, suggests that mutations in genome regions that control gene activity may play a significant role in cancer. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 9, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Genomic Medicine Meeting VIII: NHGRI's Genomic Medicine Portfolio
On June 8-9, 2015, NHGRI will sponsor its eighth Genomic Medicine meeting - Genomic Medicine Meeting VIII: NHGRI's Genomic Medicine Portfolio - at the Hilton Washington D.C./Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in Rockville, Md. The meeting will convene leadership from NHGRI's genomic medicine programs and representatives from other NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) and external groups. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 5, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NIH researchers pilot predictive medicine in study of healthy people's DNA
An NIH study has turned genomics research on its head. Instead of searching for a mutation in the genomic sequence of a person with a genetic disease, researchers sequenced the genomes of healthy participants and analyzed the data to find presumed mutations that would almost certainly lead to a genetic condition. Results were published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 4, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

International collaboration aims to speed development of genomic medicine
Translational genomic medicine research - the effort to turn genomic discoveries into tools and therapies - is going global. After an international symposium last year called "Global Leaders in Genomic Medicine," top genome scientists from over 20 countries have now joined forces to improve cooperation and coordination of genomic medicine research worldwide. A summary of the symposium is now available in the June 3, 2015, issue of Science Translational Medicine. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 3, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Project Reports Research Results
In this month's The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., highlights the recent publications from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Project along with news from ClinGen, LabTV and an update on the Precision Medicine Initiative. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - June 1, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Scientists discover insights into the effect of sun exposure on skin
Soaking up the sun may be positive while on vacation, but the effect on our skin often isn't kind, especially as we grow older. A study by Johns Hopkins' scientists, featured in April's Genome Advance of the Month, reveals the genomic information they found after comparing sun-exposed and sun-protected skin in younger and older individuals, and how skin changes with sun exposure and aging. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 29, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

ClinGen setting standards for when genes and their variants matter in disease
In the May 27, 2015, online New England Journal of Medicine, investigators with the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen) describe how the program is evaluating the clinical relevance of genomic variants for use in precision medicine and research. ClinGen, launched in 2013, is funded in part by NHGRI. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 27, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NHGRI's Elizabeth Burke finds way to Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Elizabeth Burke, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in NIH/NHGRI's Undiagnosed Diseases Program, describes how she helps answer the question "why?" for people who have longstanding medical conditions but lack a diagnosis. She talks about how it's become "the most fascinating and inspiring job" she could ever have. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 22, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NHGRI's Elizabeth Burke finds her way to the Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Elizabeth Burke, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in NIH/NHGRI's Undiagnosed Diseases Program, describes how she helps answer the question "why?" for people who have longstanding medical conditions but lack a diagnosis. She talks about how it's become "the most fascinating and inspiring job" she could ever have. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 22, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Advisory Council meets in open session
The seventy-fourth National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research met in open session on May 18, 2015 at Fishers Lane Conference Center. NHGRI Director Eric Green gave his Director's Report followed by talks on ENCODE, the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Consortium, functional genomics and ClinSeq. Video of this meeting will be available soon. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 14, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Advisory Council met in open session
The seventy-fourth National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research met in open session on May 18, 2015 at Fishers Lane Conference Center. NHGRI Director Eric Green gave his Director's Report followed by talks on ENCODE, the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research Consortium, functional genomics and ClinSeq. Video of this meeting will be available soon. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 14, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Zambian Deputy Minister of Health welcomes members of the H3Africa Consortium
Chitalu Chilufya, Zambian Deputy Minister of Health (pictured left), welcomed members of the H3Africa Consortium to the Sixth H3Africa Consortium meeting. Also present at the meeting: NHGRI Director Eric Green, NHGRI staff, Wellcome-Trust staff and members of the H3Africa Consortium. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 11, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Genomic knowledge is power in the fight against obesity
Although many doctors are wary about discussing weight loss with their overweight patients - for fear of alienating the patients or being ignored - two recent research studies from a team led by NHGRI's Susan Persky, Ph.D., suggest that doctor-patient talks about the genomic underpinnings of obesity can pay off. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 7, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Genome-Wide Association Studies Catalog
In this month's The Genomics Landscape, I discuss the NHGRI-EBI Genome-Wide Association Studies Catalog, which was started at NHGRI and is now housed at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) in the United Kingdom. There's also news about G2C2, Genome Unlocking Life's Code and an NHGRI Staff visit to NASA! (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - May 5, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Top Boards in the 2015 Unlocking Life's Code Pinterest Challenge!
To celebrate National DNA Day, middle and high school biology students created DNA Day-related Pinterest boards. The results are in: See the top seven boards in the 2015 Pinterest Challenge from six states and from the Republic of Botswana. Each of these classes will receive a certificate of recognition and a set of learning tools. Go to: (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 24, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Iceland study provides insights into disease, paves way for large-scale genomic studies
Iceland can conjure thoughts of geothermal spas and moonlike landscapes, but not large-scale genomic studies. Last month, a research team at deCODE genetics announced findings based on whole genome sequence information of 2,636 Icelanders and genotypic information of 104,220 other Icelanders. The March Genome Advance of the Month focuses on some interesting results published as a collection of papers in Nature Genetics. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 23, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Zebrafishing against metastatic cancer
For cancer patients, the deadliest enemy is metastasis - the migration of cancer cells to other places in the body. Now, a team of National Institutes of Health scientists has proposed a promising new approach to impede or halt this deadly process. NHGRI's Dr. Shawn Burgess and his colleagues have published that approach in Disease Models & Mechanisms. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 17, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Dr. Larry Brody will host HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic at the Smithsonian
On April 24th, Dr. Larry Brody, chief of NHGRI's Division of Genomics and Society, will host the HOT Topic - Reading DNA: What we can and cannot learn by peering into your genome. His talk starts at 4:00 p.m. at the Hall of Human Origins, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution and is a part of National DNA Day's Ambassador Program. Admission is free. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 17, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

From Genome Function to Biomedical Insight:
On March 10-11, 2015, NHGRI sponsored the workshop From Genome Function to Biomedical Insight: ENCODE and Beyond at the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH main campus. The workshop discussed scientific questions and opportunities to better understand genome function, and considered options for future NHGRI projects that would address these questions and opportunities. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 10, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

GWAS Catalog moves to EMBL-EBI
NHGRI's Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) Catalog, launched on genome.gov in 2008, contains data about associations between DNA variants and human diseases. Now, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in the United Kingdom will host the GWAS Catalog with an improved user interface. For more information, go to: (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 7, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Celebrating DNA Day 2015:
In the April issue of The Genomics Landscape, Dr. Green talks about celebrating National DNA Day on April 24, a meeting on the Precision Medicine Initiative, cloud computing and "A Tribute to Marshall Nirenberg" from the National Library of Medicine. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - April 3, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Dogs may help researchers sniff out new cancer detection and treatment strategies
Scientists from NIH, Purdue and Tufts University have discovered that a genetic mutation that triggers bladder cancer in dogs is identical to a mutation that is implicated in multiple human cancers. Their research is in the March 12, 2015, advance online issue of Molecular Cancer Research. NHGRI's Heidi Parker, Ph.D., and Elaine Ostrander, Ph.D., chief of NHGRI's Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch, contributed to the research. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - March 27, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Scientists create a new "roadmap" for the human epigenome
February's Genome Advance of the Month is about the Roadmap Epigenomics Project and its aim to catalog the epigenome of different human cell types. The epigenome consists of chemical compounds that modify the genome and tell it what to do. The project, which published its initial findings in the February 18 issue of Nature, hopes to increase our understanding of how the epigenome contributes to health as well as disease. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - March 27, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NIH position on cloud computing announced
NIH has issued a position statement on the use of public or private cloud systems for storing and analyzing controlled-access genomic data under the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - March 24, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy Issued
NIH has issued a position statement on the use of public or private cloud systems for storing and analyzing controlled-access genomic data under the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - March 24, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

LabTV reveals
Young NHGRI investigators and post-docs share their early interest in science, their journey to the lab and what excites them about their work in a new video series called The Human Faces of Medical Research. LabTV, which produced the series with NIH, hopes the videos will encourage young people to pursue careers in science. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - March 24, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

Take the Pinterest Challenge!
Calling all K-12 teachers and students: Celebrate National DNA Day 2015 by creating a Pinterest board with images and links to genomic resources for the classroom! All participants will receive hands-on educational resources. NHGRI staff will choose the top boards to feature on the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code website and Pinterest board. See: (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - March 20, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

NHGRI & ASHG seek fellowship applicants
NHGRI and the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) are now accepting applications for the 2015 Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship and the 2015 Genetics & Education Fellowship. The application period is open for both fellowships until April 24, 2015. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - March 6, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news

From Genome Function to Biomedical Insight: ENCODE and Beyond
On March 10-11, 2015, NHGRI will sponsor the workshop - From Genome Function to Biomedical Insight: ENCODE and Beyond - at the Natcher Conference Center on the NIH main campus. The workshop will discuss scientific questions and opportunities to better understand genome function, and consider options for future NHGRI projects that would address these questions and opportunities. Live broadcast begins March 10 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern. (Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights)
Source: NHGRI Homepage Highlights - March 6, 2015 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: news