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Bethesda, Md., Thur., April 5, 2018 -

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:00
Bethesda, Md., Thur., April 5, 2018 - Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have completed a detailed analysis on over 10,000 tumors from 33 forms of cancer from a dataset containing molecular and clinical information. Known as the Pan-Cancer Atlas, and published as a collection of 27 papers across a suite of Cell journals, this analysis empowers cancer clinicians and researchers through a comprehensive understanding of how, where and why tumors arise in humans.

Remembering a genomics champion, Rep. Louise Slaughter

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 12:00
Bethesda, Md., Thur., March 16, 2018 - Today, Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-N.Y.), author of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), passed away at the age of 88. Rep. Slaughter was a strong advocate for genomics research, and her work on GINA helped create protections against genetic discrimination in employment and health insurance.

NIH pilot project will match researchers to genes, gene variants of interest

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 11:00
Bethesda, Md., Thur., March 1, 2018 - The National Institutes of Health and Inova have launched a new match-making service between genes and gene variants and the researchers who study them. The Genomic Ascertainment Cohort (TGAC) project will be based in the Washington, D.C., area so that researchers can recall genotyped participants to examine the genes and gene variants that influence their phenotype.

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.