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

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Genomics and the Fight Against Artemisinin Resistance


Malaria is one of the most significant public health problems worldwide. An estimated 228 million cases occurred in 2018, causing approximately 405,000 deaths1. Malaria is a mosq...
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Completing the human reference genome one chromosome at a time


A person’s genome influences so much about their life: it can affect how they look, how they act, and their susceptibility to genetic diseases, among others. One of the reasons that...
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Hominid Development, the Great Human Migration, and the Concept of Race


Hypothesis Measuring inter-continental genetic variations in the context of hominid development, migration out of Africa, and their subsequent adaptations to different regions of t...
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The Biology of Race


Introduction:
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Ancestry vs. Race: Implications for Society


What is the difference between race and ancestry? How does ancestry inference work? What implications does it have for society? Home genetic testing kits such as 23andMe and Ancestr...
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Genetics, Schizophrenia, and COVID-19: A Complex Picture


Genetics, Schizophrenia, and COVID-19: A Complex P
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Race and Disease Susceptibility


The societal construct of race is an inadequate method of human categorization, especially in the context of medicine Background The man-made concept of race is one of the most fr...
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Diving Into the Cure for Cystic Fibrosis


Introduction Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that causes damage to internal organs, such as the lungs, because the condition negatively affects the cells that produce mucus. ...

Now Accepting Submissions


Submit by December 13, 2021 to be considered for the January 2022 Publication

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: https://tinyurl.com/submission-reqts

Questions? Contact the NHGRI Trainee Editorial Board at babaur@wisc.edu

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