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December 02, 2021

Learn about your genes with MedlinePlus

Most of us know that traits like eye color, height, and even some of our behaviors are related to our...

November 25, 2019

New study highlights need for diversity in genomic research

What happened when genomic researchers targeted more diverse groups of people in their studies? They found 27 new gene variations. These variations ...

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Student speaks at a Science Day Q&A session.
July 12, 2018

Inspiring the next generation at NIH’s Science Day

Nearly 500 students from 11 Washington, D.C.-area schools recently attended "Science Day at NIH" on the National Institutes of Health ...

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October 13, 2017

Solving the undiagnosed disease puzzle at NIH

Mystery illnesses are not just fodder for television. There are real, undiagnosed illnesses that are important to solve for public...

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Katie Lewis in her office at the National Human Genome Research Institute.
July 14, 2017

An inside look at genetic counseling

Katie Lewis is a genetic counselor and research coordinator at NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). She counsels people...

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Jack C.
July 14, 2017

A diagnosis of Lynch syndrome

Jack C. remembers that day well. The seemingly healthy 65-year-old suddenly had chest pains. But, he had a busy day...

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David Hale
July 14, 2017

A missing ancestry

Many adopted children don't know very much about their biological family. That was the case for David Hale. All...

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July 14, 2017

Is genetic testing right for you?

Have questions about genetic testing? We have answers from the experts at NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute. What...

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