A reorganization of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is designed to aid the institute's growing mission to help translate genomic research into medical research and practice.
The NHGRI was initially created to lead the human genome project, and it continues to lead large-scale genomic research projects such as the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE). But its mission has also expanded to include finding ways to use genomics to improve human health and to understand the influence genomics may have on other aspects of society.
Kuehn BM. NHGRI Reorganized. JAMA. 2012;308(16):1621. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14396