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  • cegs

    the hgp luanches the cegs
  • new partners

    the hgp joins forces with the department of health
  • hgi

    As part of the Human Genome Project, the National Institutes of Health hails the first comprehensive analysis of the sequence of the human X chromosome, saying that this provides sweeping new insights into the evolution of sex chromosomes and the biological differences between males and females.
  • monkey men

    The first comprehensive comparison of the genetic blueprints of humans and chimpanzees shows our closest living relatives share perfect identity with 96 percent of our DNA sequence.
  • surgin genaral

    As part of the U.S. Surgeon General's Family Health Initiative, an updated version of the computerized tool designed to help families gather their health information is unveiled.
  • ncgc

    develop a new screening approach that can profile compounds in large chemical libraries more accurately and precisely than standard methods
  • nci

    National Cancer Institute and the National Human Genome Research Institute announce another two of the components of The Cancer Genome Atlas Pilot Project, a three-year, $100 million collaboration to test the feasibility of using large-scale genome analysis technologies to identify important genetic changes involved in cancer.
  • genetic health care

    The National Human Genome Research Institute establishes Genomic Healthcare Branch, headed by William Gregory Feero, M.D., Ph.D., to promote the effective integration of genomic discoveries into healthcare.
  • hgi

    The National Human Genome Research Institute announces grants totaling more than $80 million over the next four years to expand the ENCyclopedia Of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project, which in its pilot phase yielded provocative new insights into the organization and function of the human genome.
  • more centers

    The National Human Genome Research Institute announces the establishment of two new centers to address the most critical ethical, legal and social questions faced by researchers and patients involved in genetic and genomic research.
  • cancer

    Research organizations from around the world announce they are launching the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC), a collaboration designed to generate high-quality genomic data on up to 50 types of cancer through efforts projected to take up to a decade.
  • new leader

    Alan Edward Guttmacher, M.D., becomes Acting Director of NHGRI. He replaces Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., who stepped down after 15 years at the helm of NHGRI to pursue other professional opportunities
  • the digital age

    The National Human Genome Research Institute announces the release of the first version of a free online toolkit aimed at standardizing measurements of research subjects' physical characteristics and environmental exposures
  • leaders rise

    Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announces the appointment of Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D., to be director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
  • our ansestors

    An international research team, including researchers from NHGRI, produce the first whole genome sequence of the 3 billion letters in the Neanderthal genome, and the initial analysis suggests that up to 2 percent of the DNA in the genome of present-day humans outside of Africa originated in Neanderthals or in Neanderthals' ancestors.
  • H3Africa

    The National Institutes of Health and the Wellcome Trust, a global charity based in London, announce a partnership called the Human Heredity and Health in Africa project (H3Africa) to support population-based genetic studies in Africa of common, non-communicable disorders such as heart disease and cancer, as well as communicable diseases such as malaria.
  • nih

    . Paul Liu, M.D., Ph.D. has been named NHGRI's Deputy Scientific Director. Dr. Liu, a tenured senior investigator, joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1993 as one of NHGRI's first intramural scientists when it was still an NIH center. A world expert in the onset, development and progression of leukemia, Dr. Liu leads the Oncogenesis and Development Section within NHGRI's Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch.
  • nisc

    NHGRI announces two key leadership appointments: Mark S. Guyer, Ph.D., has been named NHGRI Deputy Director; James C. Mullikin has been selected to be permanent Director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC).
  • Happy b-day

    To celebrate the 10th anniversary of researchers producing the first complete human genome sequence, NHGRI collaborates with the the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) in Washington, D.C., to open a high-tech, high-intensity exhibition in 2013. The exhibition also commemorates the 60th anniversary of Drs. James D. Watson and Francis Crick's discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953 - a revolutionary discovery that laid the foundation for understanding how DNA encodes and copie
  • most recent

    NHGRI announces a major reorganization to accommodate broad changes in its mission at the 66th National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research (NACHGR). The reorganization includes dividing the institute's Extramural Research Program into four new divisions and promoting to division status the office overseeing policy, communications, and education, and the office overseeing administration and management. Approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, the reorganiza