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NIH Record  
Vol. LXV, No. 12
  June 7, 2013
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Campus Environmental Practices Beginning to Flourish
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10th Anniversary of Human Genome Project Celebrated

NHGRI director Dr. Eric Green

NHGRI director Dr. Eric Green

Setting aside the project at her bench in the Silvio O. Conte Bldg., Hadley Bloomhardt, a National Human Genome Research Institute post-baccalaureate research trainee, ventured across campus to Natcher Conference Center on Apr. 25. She joined attendees of a day-long symposium at Kirschstein Auditorium organized by NHGRI to commemorate the 10th anniversary of completion of the Human Genome Project (HGP).

“The Genomics Landscape a Decade after the Human Genome Project” symposium featured a roster of speakers from various scientific disciplines, each of whom spoke about the impact of genomics since the sequence of the human genome was completed 10 years ago.

“I am only aware of where the field is now, but not necessarily where it started and how much it has changed,” said Bloomhardt, a member of the human development section of the Genetic Disease Research Branch. “I heard talks at the symposium on subjects ranging from newborn exome sequencing and the role of genomics in cancer to disparities in access to genetic medicine. It is clear to me from this day that genomics will play an enormous role in virtually all areas of medicine in the future.”
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NIH’ers Enjoy Bike to Work Day, Maintain Top Ranking as Bike Commuters

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins welcomes BTWD participants.

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins welcomes BTWD participants.

If you’ve never participated in Bike to Work Day, you’re missing out on a lot of fun.

On Friday, May 17, commuters across the D.C. area celebrated BTWD, ditching their cars, traffic and gasoline in place of bicycles, open trails and fresh air on the way to work.

On campus, the event was organized by the NIH Bicycle Commuter Club (NIHBCC), which set up three “pit stops”—areas where bikers can grab a bite to eat, win prizes and socialize with other bicyclists. The Washington Area Bicyclist Association reported that more than 14,000 people registered for the event, up from 12,000 who signed up last year. This year, 477 NIH’ers registered. NIH also placed first in the region as the employer with the most Bike to Work Day participants for the 8th consecutive year.
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