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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.
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 of interest.
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.
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.
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. by August 16.--->