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June 2017

Dynamic mechanisms read and manage genetic information
Chuan He, Ph.D.

Chuan He, who pioneered study of reversible chemical modifications of DNA and RNA, discussed new insights into how genetic material is read.

Trainees explore career options at 20th annual NIEHS symposium
networking reception

Nearly 400 students and trainees networked and learned about career options at the 20th Annual NIEHS Biomedical Career Symposium.

Using cutting-edge epigenetic research to inform decision making
Rebecca Fry

Rebecca Fry discussed how epigenetic research can be incorporated into risk assessments, at a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency talk.

Genomics Day showcases NIEHS resources
Wade Paul

The showcase of in-house resources for the vital study of genomes and epigenomes was anchored by a keynote presentation from Paul Wade.

Public forum on alternatives to animal testing highlights next steps
Casey Warren

A public forum sought comment on next steps in replacing animals in safety testing and featured collaborations that make progress possible.

International myositis conference brings together researchers, patients
Lisa Rider, M.D.

NIEHS scientists helped organize the 2nd Global Conference on Myositis, welcoming researchers, patients, and support groups.

Asian worker health group learns about U.S. disaster response research
Aubrey Miller, M.D.

Aubrey Miller discussed the Disaster Research Response program at an Asian occupational health conference Taiwan.

New NIH approach to grant funding
Francis Collins, M.D.,Ph.D.

On May 2, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., described an initiative regarding research grant awards.


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