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NHGRI History of Genomics Program Lecture
The history of genomics told through machine learning
A celebration of 10 years of the NHGRI history program

Thanks to the meticulous nature of Human Genome Project architects, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has a rich archive of hundreds of thousands of scanned physical documents from the project and more recent genomics initiatives.

The comprehensiveness of this resource makes it unique within NIH and the larger scientific community. However, the wealth of data is overwhelming for human eyes. So, for the last two years, machine learning experts have been exploring this dynamic dataset to reveal new knowledge and insights into the development of genomics.

To commemorate the 10 anniversary of the NHGRI History of Genomics Program, the Institute will host a virtual lecture on what these experts have found so far.

Come listen as researchers from the preeminent Amaral Lab at Northwestern University present on how they have used the program’s archive to better understand how a major funding institute like NHGRI has helped shape genomics.

These documents include — but are not limited to — working group recommendations, strategy papers, handwritten notes and research presentations. Because most of the archival materials has yet to be fully processed and cataloged with searchable metadata, it is difficult to quickly locate specific information.

This event will be presented with real-time captioning. American Sign Language interpreting services are available upon request. Individuals who need interpreting services and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Britny Kish at britny.kish@nih.gov or the NIH Interpreting Office directly at nih@ainterpreting.com. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance in order to ensure interpreter availability.

Aug 4, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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