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NHGRI Continues Long-Range Planning

Be a part of developing the next forward-looking plan to guide the field of genomics research. New planning papers are now available for comment. Read more

Gene in Zebrafish Critical for Regeneration

NHGRI researchers have identified a gene that plays a crucial role in the ability of zebrafish to regenerate vibration-detecting hair cells, like those in the human inner ear. Named phoenix, the gene may help unlock the secrets of these amazing regenerative powers and the possibility of restoring human hearing and balance. Read more
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Executive Position Search: Director, NHGRI

The Office of the Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking candidates for the position of Director, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The incumbent will lead an organization that conducts and supports pioneering approaches to biomedical and behavioral research in genetics and genomics. Application Deadline Extended: July 17, 2009. 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

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