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Developing a 2020 vision for genomics: NHGRI launches new round of strategic planning

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 11:00
Bethesda, Md., Mon., February 12, 2018 - The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) today launched a new round of strategic planning that will establish a 2020 vision for genomics research aimed at accelerating scientific and medical breakthroughs. In developing the strategic plan, the institute will engage experts and diverse public communities to identify paradigm-shifting areas of genomics that will expand the field into new frontiers and enable novel applications to human health and disease.

The Human Genome Project is awarded the Thai 2017 Prince Mahidol Award for the field of medicine

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:00
Bethesda, Md., Thur., February 1, 2018 - The Human Genome Project has been awarded the 2017 Prince Mahidol Award for ground-breaking advances in the field of medicine. The award will be received on behalf of the project by Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the institute responsible for leading NIH's effort in the project.

NIH to host a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" on the ethical, legal and social implications of genomics research

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 11:00
Bethesda, Md., Thur., January 23, 2018 - On Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, the National Institutes of Health will hold a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) with experts from NHGRI's Ethical, Legal and Social Implications research program to discuss a variety of topics ranging from how diverse communities receive equitably the benefit of genomics, or how your genome can be used to discriminate against you and the protections to ensure that doesn't happen. The media and the public are invited. A link to submit questions will be available at 8 a.m., Jan. 29th.

NIH to host a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" with CRISPR scientist, Dr. Jennifer Doudna

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:00
Bethesda, Md., Thur., January 11, 2018 - NIH is holding a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) with Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., and her research group, along with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Centers for Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) program directors. They will answer questions about her research, her new center, and the CEGS program. Members of the media and public are invited to ask questions, or follow along with the conversation during the Reddit AMA. .