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Latest genetic and genomic news, media resources, and information of broad interest to students and educators.

Frontiers for Young Minds

Description: Visit to find a collection of freely available scientific articles by distinguished scientists that are shaped for younger audiences by the input of their own young peers.

How Can CRISPR Genome Editing Shape the Future of Cancer Research

Description: CRISPR allows scientists to tweak genes faster than ever before, and at a fraction of the cost of older techniques. These tweaks can be used to answer questions in the lab, but there is also excitement, and trepidation, over the potential use of the tech to treat diseases.

Making Neurons from Human Stem Cells

Description: Learn about what neurons (new-rons) are and how scientists and doctors hope that they may be used to help repair the central nervous system.

Nanoparticles Tackle Heart Disease

Description: Listen to this engaging podcast interview with Patrick Hseih, a scientist from Taiwan who has designed nanoparticles to repair heart damage.

Navigating Genetics Education Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Description: A training video on using online genetics education resources from the National Library of Medicine in the classroom

NHGRI Newsroom

Description: A listing of the National Human Genome Research Institute's latest genomic news

NOVA WONDERS What is Living in You?

Description: Whether they make you fat, fart, or freak out, microbes play a central role in your life. Discover how a world of microbes living in and on you can make you sick and keep you healthy. Airing May 2, 2018 at 9 pm on PBS

Public Health Genomics Knowledge Base Hot Topics of the Day

Description: Links to genomics and health impact news and publications

Seven More Awesome Technologies Made Possible by Your Tax Dollars

Description: We live in a world energized by technological advances, from that new app on your smartphone to drones and self-driving cars. NIH-supported researchers are also major contributors, developing a wide range of amazing biomedical technologies that offer tremendous potential to improve our health.

Your DNA is an Open Book But Can Not Yet be Fully Read

Description: There are many companies that offer to read your DNA. Learn more about what these tests can and can't tell you.