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Featured Topics: Genetics & Genomics
Genetics & Genomics
2011 marked the 10 year anniversary of the release of the initial sequence and analysis of the draft human genome sequence. Researchers have since discovered the molecular basis of 4,000 disorders and 1,000 genetic variations that make a small contribution to common complex diseases and point towards potential therapeutic targets. Also in 2011, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) released a new strategic vision for the future of genomics, “Charting a course for genomic medicine from base pairs to bedside,” in which they envision scientists being able to identify genetic bases of most single-gene disorders and gaining insights into multi-gene disorders in the next decade.

NIH ARRA funding is fueling investigations of the role of genetics in diseases and disorders ranging from diabetes and obesity to mental disorders to infectious diseases. ARRA funds also are supporting work in epigenetics—chemical markers that influence whether genes are active or silent, independent of DNA sequence—and the ambitious effort to comprehensively characterize the genomic alterations and molecular pathways involved in the development of human adult cancers.

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Genetics&Genomics

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$1000 Genome Sequencing Technology Development Nationwide NHGRI Nationwide Research Projects AKESON, MARK A
CHURCH, GEORGE M
LINDSAY, STUART
TURNER, STEPHEN WHITFIELD
XIE, XIAOLIANG SUNNEY
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$1M NIH Grant Funds Jackson Laboratory Gene Ontology Project ME NHGRI The Jackson Laboratory Research Projects BLAKE, JUDITH A Show Show
$2.4 Million Stimulus Fuels Effort To Regenerate Injured Spinal Cords FL NINDS,
OD
University of Florida Research Projects SCOTT, EDWARD W Show Show
$8.6M Grant Expands Genome Research TN NCRR Vanderbilt University Research Projects,
Infrastructure
WENTE, SUSAN R. Show Show
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funding Accelerates Childhood Leukemia Research TN NCI St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Results,
Research Projects
EVANS, WILLIAM E. Show Show
ARRA Helps Further Muscular Dystrophy Research TX NIAMS BaylorCollege of Medicine Research Projects TIMCHENKO, LUBOV T Show Show
ARRA Investments in Autism Nationwide NIEHS Nationwide Research Projects BROWN, ALAN STEWART
CROEN, LISA A
FALLIN, MARGARET DANIELE
MCCONNELL, ROB S
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ARRA Supports Development of Genetic Database for Musculoskeletal Disorders OR NIAMS Oregon Health and Science University Research Projects ORWOLL, ERIC S Show Show
ARRA to Help First-Time Grantee Unravel Muscle Cell Development Mechanisms WA NIAMS Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
MAVES, LISA A Show Show
Atlas Will Reveal When and Where Genes Turn On in the Brain; ARRA Funds Underwrite Collaborative Web "Transcriptome" Resource CA, CT, WA NIMH University of Southern California, Yale University, Allen Institute for Brain Science Research Projects KNOWLES, JAMES A
LEIN, ED
SESTAN, NENAD
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Bisphenol A (BPA): Expanding Research To Impact Human Health Nationwide NIEHS Nationwide Research Projects BELCHER, SCOTT M
HARLEY, KIM G.
LAWRENCE, B. PAIGE
PRINS, GAIL S
RUBIN, BEVERLY SHARON
SOTO, ANA
SWAN, SHANNA H
VOM SAAL, FREDERICK S
WALKER, CHERYL L
WHYATT, ROBIN MARJORIE
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Boston University School of Medicine Awarded Grant To Create a Molecular Roadmap for Chronic Lung Disease MA, CO, PA NHLBI Boston University School of Medicine Research Projects SCHWARTZ, DAVID ALBERT Show Show
Boston University School of Medicine’s Framingham Heart Study Receives $1M Challenge Grant MA NHLBI Boston University Medical Campus Research Projects BENJAMIN, EMELIA J. Show Show
Building a Better Mouse Model IL NICHD,
NINDS,
OD
University of Chicago Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
MILLEN, KATHLEEN JOYCE Show Show
Clues Could Aid Human Health NE NHLBI University of Nebraska–Lincoln Research Projects STORZ, JAY F Show Show
Combining Vast Genetic Data Sets To Fight Asthma IL NHLBI,
OD
University of Chicago Research Projects OBER, CAROLE Show Show
Courtney Gray-McGuire, Ph.D.: African American Sarcoidosis Genetics Resource OK NHLBI Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
MONTGOMERY, COURTNEY Show Show
Discovered Gene Causes Kabuki Syndrome WA NHGRI University of Washington Results,
Research Progress
NICKERSON, DEBORAH A Show Show
Dr. Alvaro Alonso and Dr. Emelia J. Benjamin: Risk Prediction of Atrial Fibrillation: Clinical, Biological, and Genetic Markers MA, MN NHLBI University of Minnesota, Boston University School of Medicine Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
BENJAMIN, EMELIA J. Show Show
Dr. Andrew Escayg: New Treatments for Epilepsy GA NINDS Emory University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
ESCAYG, ANDREW P Show Show

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