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  • 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 […]



  • Predicting Seasonal Weather November 17, 2017
    Large-scale weather patterns play a large role in controlling seasonal weather. Knowing the conditions of these atmospheric oscillations in advance would greatly improve long-range weather predictions. More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/autumnwinter/index.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item.
  • Arecibo: Statement on NSF Record of Decision November 16, 2017
    On Nov. 15, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) signed its Record of Decision for the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. This important step concludes the agency's decision-making process with respect to the general path forward for facility operations in a budget-constrained environment and provides the basis for a future decision regarding a […]
  • NSF-supported scientists present research results on Earth's critical zone at 2017 AGU fall meeting November 16, 2017
    Find related stories on NSF's Critical Zone Observatories at this link. The thin veneer of Earth's surface that stretches from the top of the forest canopy to the base of bedrock is known as the "critical zone." It's where fresh water flows, rock turns to soil and life flourishes. To provide a deeper understanding of the critical zon […]