The NIH Record

June 2, 1998
Vol. L, No. 11

Health Fair Offers Something
for All NIH'ers, June 16-17

NIH Issues Itself Report Card
on Quality of Work Life

Seaman To Present Gorgas Lecture, June 10

NIDR To Hold 50th Anniversary Symposium

ORWH Seminar Focuses on 'What's Fat?'

NIGMS Hosts Minority Program Directors' Meeting

News Briefs




Study Subjects Sought

Final Photo

U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

NIH Record Archives

New Sequencing Center
Aids Intramural Science

By Rich McManus

Dr. Jeff Touchman

In a low-rise biotech beehive just off I-270 in Gaithersburg, the new NIH Intramural Sequencing Center -- a 14-institute consortium that is one of perhaps a half dozen nonprivate centers in the United States dedicated to large-scale sequencing -- is quietly parsing all the A's, T's, C's and G's that make up stretches of human and animal DNA of interest to bench scientists. Showing up on the computer screen as rosaries of red, blue, green and yellow, the nucleotides are exposed and decoded so that scientists such as NIDCD's Dr. Thomas Friedman can make discoveries such as appeared in the May 29 issue of Science: mutations in an unconventional myosin gene are another cause of hereditary deafness.
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Free Pizza a Draw
Ceremony Marks Start of Bond Drive

By Jan Ehrman

Treasurer Mary Ellen Withrow

It happens every spring. The crack of the bat. The quest to finish your taxes by Apr. 15. And, on a more chipper note, the kickoff for the NIH U.S. Savings Bonds Program. This year's ceremony, the first ever deliberately held indoors, took place May 11 in Wilson Hall before a spirited assembly of coordinators, canvassers and officials.
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