Whole Genome Sequencing in Clinical Practice: Translational Research
NHGRI Division of Genome Medicine plans, directs, funds and facilitates multi-disciplinary research to identify and advance approaches for the use of genomic data to improve diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease
The MedSeq™ Project: Integration of whole genome sequencing into clinical medicine
CDC paper: Beyond base pairs to bedside: A population approach for using genomics to improve health.
Khoury MJ, et al. Am J Publ Health 2012
CDC paper: The arrival of genomic medicine to the clinic is only the beginning of the journey. [PDF 165.38 KB]
Evans J, et al. Genetics in Medicine, 2013
Communicating genetic risk information for common disorders: great challenges but also great potential. [PDF 929.26 KB] Lautenbough D, et al. Nature Rev Genetics & Genomics 2013
Division of Genomic Medicine
The division also:
- Determines program priorities in genomic medicine and related areas and recommends funding levels.
- Assesses needs for research and research training in genomic medicine and related areas.
- Prepares reports and analyses to assist Institute staff and advisory groups in carrying out their responsibilities.
- Collaborates with the other NHGRI extramural research divisions to establish a balance of resources, personnel, and research and training budgets to achieve NHGRI goals.
- Provides expert advice to the director of NHGRI on various aspects of genomic medicine.
- Collaborates with the other NHGRI divisions, other National Institutes of Health Institutes and Centers (ICs), and other agencies and entities, national and internationally and maintains an awareness of research efforts in relevant program areas.
Division DirectorTeri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D.
AddressDivision of Genomic Medicine
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
5635 Fishers Lane
Suite 4076, MSC 9305
Bethesda, MD 20892-9305
Phone: (301) 402-4997
Fax: (301) 480-2770