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NHGRI Kicks Off Planning Process for Future Genomic Research

In order to engage the community in its plans for the future, NHGRI is launching a conversation via a series of "white papers" addressing several relevant topics: diagnostics, preventive medicine and pharmacogenomics; therapeutics; and education and community engagement. See our 2008 Long-Range Planning page to read each paper and enter your comments. Read more
Darwin at 200. Evolution Genomics Medicine

NHGRI Celebrates Darwin @ 200

On February 12, 2009, the National Human Genome Research Institute will celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin at events at the NIH's Bethesda campus and at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. Events will observe Darwin's life and accomplishments and the 150th year since publication of his seminal work, On the Origin of Species. Read more

NHGRI Division of Intramural Research Releases Vision, Mission Statement

More than 500 professionals and support staff, working in facilities on and around the campus of the National Institutes of Health, conduct laboratory and clinical research within NHGRI's Division of Intramural Research. After a months-long effort led by the researchers themselves, the division has created a unique mission statement to guide its genetic and genomic studies. Read more

The National Human Genome Research Institute led the Human Genome Project for the National Institutes of Health, which culminated in the completion of the full human genome sequence in April 2003. Now, NHGRI moves forward into the genomic era with research aimed at improving human health and fighting disease.

bullet The Large-Scale Genome Sequencing Program
bullet Clinical Research
bullet The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program
bullet The Office of Population Genomics

Read the story behind the Human Genome Project

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Researchers Discover New Genetic Risk Factors Involved in Adult and Childhood Obesity
December 15, 2008

Large-Scale Genetic Study Sheds New Light on Lung Cancer, Opens Door to Individualized Treatment Strategies
October 22, 2008

Researchers Establish International Human Microbiome Consortium
October 16, 2008

NIH Scientists Discover Crucial Control in Long-Lasting Immunity
October 10, 2008

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National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research (Open Session)
February 9, 2009

Darwin @ 200: Evolution, Genomics, Medicine
February 12, 2009

DIR Seminar Series
Robert Waterston, Ph.D.
February 19, 2009

DIR Seminar Series
Celeste Simon, Ph.D.
February 26, 2009

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