Genomics: Insights



Write about Genomics & Society


The National Human Genome Research Institute has partnered with the Smithsonian to provide an online digital publication. Genomics: Insights allows highschoolers, college students and postdoctoral trainees to submit scientific writing about genomics and society for the opportunity to be peer-reviewed by researchers at academic institutions.

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The Latest Insights


Predictive Role of Succinate Dehydrogenase Mutations and Environmental Factors in Clear-Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma and Pheochromocytomas/Paragangliomas

Clear-Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma and Paragangliomas/Pheochromocytomas:Clear-Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (ccRCC) accounts for the vast majority (85%) of all renal cancers, with around 64,000 ...

The Effects of Genetic and Environmental Factors on Tendon Pathology: an investigation into Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms as risk factors for tendon injury

Societal Implications of Tendon Injury:Tendinopathy and tendon rupture are both very common injuries, accounting for about 1 in 2 sports injuries and 1 in 3 visits to general practitioner...

Understanding the role of societal inequities on the risk and outcome of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Understanding the role of societal inequities on the risk and outcome of Acute Myeloid LeukemiaWe hypothesize that racial identity and socioeconomic status are associated with the risk fo...

Trauma’s Puzzle: Why PTSD Spares Some Amidst Universal Trauma

I: Research question: Why do only a minority of individuals exposed to traumatic events develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) despite seventy percent of the population experi...

The Balance Of Genetic, Epigenetic, And Environmental Factors in Type 1 Diabetes

BackgroundType 1 diabetes (T1D) is a disease that plagues individuals and families worldwide, as approximately 760,000,000 people or 9.5% of the world’s population is currently afflicted ...

Machine Learning and DNA Mutations

Missense Variants: Variations in Genes Coding for ProteinsA missense variant results from a point mutation (single nucleotide mutation) resulting in a different amino acid. There are 71 m...

Machine Learning and Food Allergy

Abstract:How can machine learning improve food allergy diagnosis and quality of life? Food allergies represent a significant global health concern, with increasing prevalence and severe i...

Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) as potential biomarker for disease and prenatal genetic screening.

Research on cfDNA reveals that it can be used as a biomarker, or indicator, for diseases with pathologies it directly contributes to, and its potential to be used to identify and monitor ...

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Submission Guidelines for Research Reviews

Submissions must follow these guidelines and should be between 500 - 1500 words, including a maximum of two figures or tables created by the author.

Submission deadlines

There will be two submission cycles for the upcoming year. November 1, 2024 will be the deadline for the first review cycle and March 7, 2025 will be the deadline for the second cycle.

Who is eligible to submit 

High School students, Post-Baccalaureate students, Undergraduate and Graduate students, and Postdoctoral trainees.

We encourage submissions from a team of two to three co-authors from the same institution. If authors are high school students, we also encourage them to get feedback from a high school or external academic mentor.

Who will review

Submissions that meet the guidelines will be reviewed by researchers from academic institutions such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, the California Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, National Institutes of Health and the industry.



What to submit

Topics should connect genomics to society. Some examples include:

  • Interplay of genomics and environment in health and well being
  • Genome editing tools and their role in medicine and biotechnology
  • Role of machine learning in predicting risk of disease outcome and severity

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who to contact

Editor in Chief, Dr. Balakrishnan Selvakumar