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This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.

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National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Annotation: The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) -- originally established as the National Center for Human Genome Research -- led the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) contribution to the International Human Genome Project, which successfully completed the sequencing the human genome in April 2003. Since then, NHGRI's mission has expanded to encompass a broad range of studies aimed at better understanding the structure and function of the human genome and its role in health and disease. NHGRI supports the development of resources and technology that will accelerate genome research and its application to human health. A critical part of the NHGRI mission continues to be the study of the ethical, legal and social implications of genome research. NHGRI also supports the training of investigators and the dissemination of genome information to the public and to health professionals. Through its Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center, NHGRI information specialists answer questions in English and Spanish from the general public, including patients and their families, health care professionals and biomedical researchers. The Web site offers a vast array of online tools for researchers and consumers, including databases, lecture series, a talking glossary of genetics terms, and downloadable publications.

Keywords: Genome project, Chromosome mapping, DNA sequencing, Ethics, Genetics, Information dissemination


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.