Crucial topics at home and abroad headlined the most recent meeting of the advisory committee to the NIH director (ACD). At NIH home base, the Clinical Center’s leadership began to undergo some of its first significant restructuring since opening in 1953. In the extramural community, persistent disparities in funding outcomes for African-American grant applicants will be studied further following new analysis by NIH’s Office of Scientific Workforce Diversity.
We undergo many kinds of training in life—career, physical fitness, sports, artistic pursuits. Dr. Richard Davidson asks, why not consider training in a life skill that, the evidence suggests, could benefit our health and well-being, and in turn our wider communities and the world?
The Genomic Data Commons (GDC), a unified data system that promotes sharing of genomic and clinical data between researchers, launched June 6. The GDC will be a core component of the National Cancer Moonshot and the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
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Layers of nerve cells in the retina. Top (green) layer is made up of cells called photoreceptors that convert light into electrical signals to relay to the brain.