The Genomics Landscape: A monthly update from the NHGRI Director

October 7, 2014

Today marks the end of the first week of Fiscal Year 2015 for the U.S. government. I am pleased to send you this message since it means that the federal government is ‘open for business’ (unlike the circumstance that we were in one year ago!). We are currently operating under a Continuing Resolution that funds the government through December 11, 2014, at Fiscal Year 2014 levels.

In this month’s The Genomics Landscape, I describe a recent release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcing the steps that they are taking to help ensure the reliability of certain diagnostic tests. See various details below, along with other information items that I hope will be of interest to you.


Specifically, October’s The Genomics Landscape features stories about:


Lastly, look for NHGRI at the 2014 American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting from October 18 – 22 in San Diego, California. As in previous years, there will be an NHGRI exhibit booth. Stop by to visit with NHGRI staff, including myself, to talk about the Institute and the exciting state of genomics research.

All the best,

Eric D. Green, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute