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


Gene editing of Lipocalin-2: potential therapeutic implications for breast cancer

Introduction An estimated 150,000 women die annually as a result of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC).3 This figure represents about 1 out of every 3 deaths of any form of breast canc...

CRISPR & Its Potential in Helping Blind People See

Introduction Loss of vision can be devastating for the patient and their family. Those gifted with the ability of sight might brush over just how fortunate we are in our ability to perce...

ADHD: How genetic predispositions and parental environment interact to impact the severity of ADHD

Section 1: Overview of ADHD ADHD affects around 6 million children between the ages of 3 and 17.1 Of the children diagnosed with ADHD, about 60% of them have symptoms that persist into a...

CRISPR/Cas-9 Gene Editing: Making Porcine Xenotransplantation a Viable Treatment Option for End Stage Renal Disease

End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD): From 2000 to 2019, the incident count of newly diagnosed patients with ESRD (the final stage of Chronic Kidney Disease) has drastically increased from 94,...

Improving accuracy of coronary artery disease diagnosis with biomarker-based machine learning models

We hypothesize that by utilizing CatBoost and Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), biomarker and electrocardiogram-based machine learning models can predict whether a patient has coronar...

GGTA1 Editing in Porcine Cardiac Xenotransplantation

Xenotransplantation, the process of transplanting tissues or organs of one species to another species, has recently received much attention on behalf of the University of Maryland Medicin...

The Role of Non-Coding RNA in Potential Cancer Therapeutics

Introduction The major underlying cause of oncogenesis, the formation of tumors, is dysregulated expression of certain genes in crucial growth regulatory pathways. Recently, research has...

The Warrior Gene: A Mirage?

Individuals with decreased levels of monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) activity display more aggressive tendencies; however, environmental stressors such as childhood abuse can magnify the effec...

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.