eMERGE is a national network organized and funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) that combines DNA biorepositories with electronic medical record (EMR) systems for large scale, high-throughput genetic research in support of implementing genomic medicine.
Many factors contribute to risk of a disease. Some of these factors are internal, like genetics, and others are external, like where someone lives. Over the last several years researchers have discovered that in addition to one gene being associated with a given disease (monogenic factors), many genes across your genome can contribute to the development of a disease (polygenic factors). To learn more about elements that contribute to risk a disease, click here.
Latest News
NHGRI announces the next round of the eMERGE Network
July 7, 2020 2:19 PM
Publication Update: MCS NT304 published in the American Journal of Human Genetics
May 5, 2020 1:09 PM
eMERGE Network: RFA Publications
March 3, 2020 1:50 PM
Notice to active NHGRI research grant awardees
February 2, 2020 8:03 PM
Notice of Special Interest
January 1, 2020 7:22 PM
NHGRI Recruitment for Scientific Program Analysts
November 11, 2019 1:38 PM
Recent Publications
Chang X, Liu Y, Mentch F, Glessner J, Hakonarson H. Mitochondrial DNA haplogroups and risk of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in European Americans. Translational psychiatry. 2020 Nov 2;10(1):370.
Zhou D, Jiang Y, Zhong X, Cox NJ, Gamazon ER. A unified framework for joint-tissue transcriptome-wide association and Mendelian randomization analysis. Nature genetics. 2020 Nov;52(11):1239-1246.
Sutton EJ, Beck AT, Gamm KO, McCormick JB, Sharp RR. "They're Not Going to Do Nothing for Me": Research Participants' Attitudes towards Elective Genetic Counseling. Journal of personalized medicine. 2020 Sep 24;10(4).