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Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Administers federal Medicare, Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Programs.

Department of Energy Human Genome Program
Focused on reaching the goals of the U.S. Human Genome Project in cooperation with the extramural division of the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Food and Drug Administration Genomics Page
Authorized by Congress to enforce the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and several other public health laws.

Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Charged with the primary responsibility for promoting and improving the health of our Nation's mothers and children.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (National Library of Medicine) Develops new information technologies to aid in the understanding of fundamental molecular and genetic processes that influence health and disease.

National Center for Toxicogenomics
Seeks to use the methodologies and information of genomics science to significantly improve our understanding of basic biological responses to environmental agents.

National Center for Toxicological Research
conducts peer-reviewed scientific research specifically designed to define biological mechanisms of action underlying the toxicity of products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Programs for Genomic Applications (PGAs).

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
was originally established in 1989 as The National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR).  Its mission is to head the Human Genome Project for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

National Institute on Drug Abuse Genetics Workgroup
Seeks to significantly expand NIH research portfolio in the area of the moleculargenetics of addiction vulnerability.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
One of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

NIH's (National Institutes of Health) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center
Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: designed to answer questions from the general public, including patients and their families, health care professionals and biomedical researchers.

NIH Office of Population Genomics at the National Human Genome Research Institute
The Office was established to facilitate the application of genomic knowledge to health. The office will promote multi-disciplinary research in epidemiology and genomics.

Office of Rare Diseases (last accessed 01/2008)
Provides up-to-date, accurate information about rare diseases frequently requested by patients and their family members or caregivers, health care providers, and research investigators.

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society
A Notice of Establishment of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society, (October 23, 2002)

Provides basic and advanced genetics information to medical care professionals, researchers, and students. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense.

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
An independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services.

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