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


Can modifying immune response genes prevent allo-HSCT patients from getting ARDS?

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, otherwise known as ARDS, is a life-threatening syndrome that admits fluid into the lungs that builds up in your alveoli, tiny air sacs in your l...

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...

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...

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...

The Biology of Race


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...

Genetics, Schizophrenia, and COVID-19: A Complex Picture

Genetics, Schizophrenia, and COVID-19: A Complex P

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...

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.