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Genetics department hosts NHGRI-funded consortia meetings

The Genetics Department at Washington University coordinates the effort of hosting meetings of National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)-funded consortia. The consortia meetings span 5 days from 9.11 – 9.16 and took place on Washington University School of Medicine campus. Over 300 participants including students, researchers and faculty joined in various valuable discussions and meetings.

Cross-consortia Day Logo designed by postdoctoral researcher Juan Macias

The five consortia included in the meetings were the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium (HPRC), Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) Consortium, Atlas of Variant Effects (AVE), the Clinical Genome Resource (ClinGen), and Genomics Research to Elucidate the Genetics of Rare Diseases (the GREGoR Consortium).

Important contributors to the Human Genome Project such as Bob Waterston, Deanna Church and Eric Green join the conversations at Fireside Chat.

At the Fireside Chat, Bob Waterston, Deanna Church, Eric Green recall various memories of the Human Genome Project and the early days of genomics.