• Survey shows broad support for national precision medicine study August 18, 2016
    A recent survey designed to measure public attitudes about the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program has shown that most respondents were willing to participate in this nationwide research. The PMI Cohort Program is a longitudinal research effort that aims to engage 1 million or more U.S. participants to help improve prevention and treatment of […]
  • Seeking: Director, Division of Genome Sciences August 17, 2016
    The National Human Genome Research Institute a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Genome Sciences. The ideal candidate will have the knowledge and expertise to lead NHGRI's funding for extramural research […]
  • Sardinian dog genome reveals a shared ancestral homeland with humans August 15, 2016
    The genetic origins of a fierce Sardinian dog (also called Fonni's dogs for the city of the same name) mirror recent studies that also traced the genetic origins of human Sardinians to the Middle East and Hungary, according to scientists at the National Human Genome Research Institute. Sequencing the whole genome of Fonni's dogs revealed clues abou […]

  • NSF statement of support for National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan October 26, 2016
    Statement from National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova on the recently released White House National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan. The plan defines a framework to identify and pursue scientific and technological needs in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and to track the progress and ... More at ht […]
  • Breathing life back into language October 26, 2016
    The last fluent speakers of the Myaamia -- or Miami -- language passed away during the mid-20th century, around the same time Native American linguist Daryl Baldwin was born. Today, thanks to the efforts of Baldwin, his family and other linguists and language preservationists, the Myaamia language is again taking its rightful place as a vibrant and visible s […]
  • U.S. Antarctic Program Investigator Perishes in Snowmobile Accident October 23, 2016
    A researcher with the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP), managed by the National Science Foundation (NSF), suffered a fatal injury on Saturday, October 22, New Zealand time. Dr. Gordon Hamilton, University of Maine Climate Change Institute, Orono, Maine, was fatally injured when the snow machine he was riding went into a crevasse. Hamilton's team was camped […]