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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:
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.
In this month's The Genomics Landscape, I discuss the importance of supporting genomics research in Africa and describe NHGRI's involvement in some relevant research programs. Other topics include recent publications from eMERGE, NHGRI's policy and education fellowships and a request for information from the National Library of Medicine.
On March 3-4, 2014, NHGRI sponsored Research Directions in Genetically-Mediated Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (SJS/TEN). The workshop reviewed current knowledge of the surveillance, pathogenesis and treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome/Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis and identified priorities for future research. Video and slide presentations are now available.
January's Genome Advance of the Month describes two studies, published in Nature and Nature Biotechnology, which examine the ways researchers are using CRISPR-Cas9, a new tool that studies the genome by changing specific genes or groups of genes.