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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.

Good News From Immunotherapy - Our Immune Defense Stands Up to Cancer

Description: Cancer happens when cells lose control and start to grow without limits. In recent years, scientists have found that the immune system can be taught to attack cancer.

Google Has Released an AI Tool That Makes Sense of Your Genome

Description: Google released a tool called DeepVariant that uses the latest AI techniques to build a more accurate picture of a genome from sequencing data.

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.

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

Poolesville High School Students Develop Device for Project SEARCH Graduate

Description: Thanks to the bright minds of three high school students, NIH Clinical Center employee Ricky Day has been able to use a new device that has helped him more than double his productivity in the Office of Administrative Management.

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.

Sight and Song: The Christian Guardino Story

Description: Christian Guardino, a contestant on Americas Got Talent, is a high school senior who was born with the genetic eye disease Leber congenital amaurosis. He is one of the lucky few who have benefited from gene therapy treatment.

The Use of Stem Cells for Treatment of Diseases

Description: Stem cells are a type of cell that can develop in different ways to form all of the organs in the body. They may be very useful as a therapy for diseases in which organs are damaged or where the immune system is too active.