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ENCODE data describes function of the human genome

ENCODEBethesda, Md., Wed., Sept. 5, 2012 — After a multi-year, concerted effort comprised of more than 440 researchers in 32 labs around the world, researchers have produced a dynamic picture of how the human genome actually does its job. Called ENCODE, the project links more than 80 percent of the human genome sequence to a specific biological function, and mapped more than 4 million regulatory regions where proteins specifically interact with the DNA. The findings are reported in two papers appearing in the Sept. 5 online issue of Nature. (Read more)

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First recipients of research grants to support genomic studies in Africa announced

H3africa logoBethesda, Md., Mon, Oct. 8, 2012 — African scientists will conduct genomic research on kidney disease, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, tuberculosis and African sleeping sickness through inaugural grants of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Consortium (H3Africa). The grants were announced by the two funding organizations, the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Wellcome Trust, a global charity based in London on Oct. 8, 2012.
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Grant Writing: Advice from an NHGRI Pro

Bettie Graham, Ph.D.The National Human Genome Research Institute wants to help you write successful grant applications with tips to guide you through the process from Bettie Graham, Ph.D., a pro in grants administration for more than 30 years. (Read more)


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