NIA Director Dr. Richard J. Hodes

Q&A with NIA Director Dr. Richard J. Hodes

The National Institute of Aging (NIA) leads NIH’s research on the biological, clinical, behavioral and social aspects of aging. Dr. Richard Hodes has served as director of the institute since 1993.  We spoke with Dr. Hodes recently about NIA’s priorities, the institute’s investments in human genetics and genomics research, and NIA’s commitment to addressing structural... Read More

A Conversation on Polygenic Risk Scores: Uses and Misuses in Health, Research, and Society

Professional Practice and Social Implications Committee (PPSI) Co-chairs Kyle Brothers, MD, PhD, and Sarah Tishkoff, PhD, recently organized a session titled, “Polygenic Risk Scores: Uses and Misuses in Health, Research, and Society.” They held the session on February 10, 2021, part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2021 Annual Meeting, to... Read More

Trainee Paper Spotlight: Iris Nira Smith

Author: Iris Nira Smith, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Genomic Medicine Institute Lerner Research Institute Cleveland Clinic Smith IN, et al. Conformational dynamics and allosteric regulation landscapes of germline PTEN mutations associated with autism compared to those associated with cancer. 2019 American Journal of Human Genetics. May 2;104(5):861-878\ Why do mutations in the same gene sometimes lead... Read More

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