Genomics: Insights

Share your findings with the world


The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has partnered with the Smithsonian to provide an online digital publication. Genomics: Insights allows high schoolers, college students, and postdoctoral trainees to share genomics research topics and findings for a chance to have them peer-reviewed and published on our site.

Communicating science to the public is an important skill for scientists, and this is an exciting opportunity to develop scientific communication skills. Articles span a variety of genomics disciplines and are written to concisely communicate findings to a lay audience.

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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 ...

Submit your article at any time.

Submissions must be between 500-1500 words and can include a maximum of 2 exhibits (figures or tables).

Who is eligible to submit:

High School Students, Post-Baccalaureate Students, Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Trainees

Who will review: 

The NHGRI Trainee Editorial Board will review based on overall relevance, overall timeliness, scientific merit, editorial aspects (grammar, format), and non-technical literacy

What to submit:

  • Interesting genomics research you wish to communicate with the public
  • An article demystifying public perception of a genetics and/or genomics concept regarding a recently published or discussed scientific finding
  • An overview of a cutting-edge topic within the field


For details on article submission details:

Questions? Contact the NHGRI Trainee Editorial Board at

Ready to submit an article for consideration by the Editorial Board? Click here to access the submission form.