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NLM Webinar: Human Genetics Resources for Clinicians and Biologists

NLM Webinar: Human Genetics Resources for Clinicians and Biologists. 2021 Mar-Apr;(439):b4.

2021 March 05 [posted]

Join us for a webinar on human genetics resources through the NNLM Health Sciences Libraries Webinar Series.

From Mendel's studies with pea plants to the Human Genome Project, researchers have been looking for ways to understand how genes and genetic variations impact the biology of a living organism. With a shift toward personalized and then precision medicine, the clinical community has begun applying this information to help manage human health.

Within the National Library of Medicine, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) was set up to support biological and biomedical researchers, initially by collecting and making available genome and gene sequence data, and then genetic variation information. More recently, clinical studies with genetic data have been included for translational researchers, as well as resources to assist clinical practitioners with patient care.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to direct clients to relevant resources & support:

  • Basic Biological Scientists who study variations that impact human biology
  • Translational Scientists who study human disease and create diagnostics and therapies
  • Clinical Practitioners who diagnose and select a targeted therapy for their patient's specific issues

Resources which will be introduced include: RefSeq, dbSNP and dbVar, dbGaP, GTR and ClinVar, MedGen, GeneReviews and Medical Genetics Summaries

Presenter: Rana Morris, PhD is an NCBI Customer Experience team member and Team Lead for Educational Programs (Courses/Workshops, Webinars, Educational Materials). Since 2002, she has provided user support and training, as well as working with supervisors and development teams to improve NCBI resources based on user-centered design principles. Her doctoral, post-doctoral and research fellowship work integrated disciplines of computational and experimental biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and genetics, and has included diagnostic development, drug design and coordination of genetics/genomics components of clinical trials.

Date and time: Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET

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