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


Gut Microbiome Modulation for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer diagnosis among men and women in the United States.1-3 While cancer is recognized to be a disease of both genetic and environ...

Genetic Counseling: Genomic Screening Programs Illustrate an Astounding Number of Unknown Pathogenic Variants

The ability to look at your own genes seems like something from the far future, but is becoming increasingly accessible. Often, this information is used to determine genetic predisp...

Do Host Genetics Drive the Human Gut Microbiome?

With evidence between the loss of key bacteria such as H. Pylori in our gut microbiota and the increasing rates for allergic disorders, we only grow more curious about the universe ...

Recombinant Human Nerve Growth Factors to Treat Disease

What is neurotrophic keratitis? Neurotrophic keratitis is a rare ocular disease that leads to the damaging of corneal nerves. The cornea is like a regenerative shield for the eye, ...

Moving from genetics for the privileged to genetics for all

The three billion letters in each of our genomes serve as the biological instruction book throughout our lives. It is a record of our previous generations—the meetings, matings, and...

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.