Admission to a full-day event is free for patients, families, caregivers, and patient advocacy groups at the first ever NCATS Advocacy Day. Join the conversation in Bethesda, MD June 30 from 9:00-4:15 pm. Registration is encouraged as space is limited.
Presenter Katherine Bowman was study director for the recently released report on human genome editing. This webinar reported on the findings and recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine committee.
Obesity is a global health problem, contributing to premature death and morbidity by increasing a person's risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and some cancers. While obesity mostly results from lifestyle and cultural factors, including excess calorie intake and inadequate levels of physical activity, it has a strong genomic component (NHGRI, 2017)
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The advent of a powerful gene-editing tool called Crispr-Cas9 allows researchers to snip, insert and delete genetic material of humans with increasing precision. But should we? A new report out differs from perspectives in 2015.
Jointly sponsored by the National Institute of Health's (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and Clinical Center, Rare Disease Day at NIH Feb 27, 2017 aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, affected patients and their families, and NIH research collaborations to advance new treatments.