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


The gift of taonga – Indigenous Genomics in New Zealand

New Zealand’s Unique Biodiversity According to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in 1992 [1] , the concept of biodiversity is defined as ‘the variability among living...

Exploring the Gut-Brain Axis

Hippocrates, over 2,000 years ago, attributed disease origins to the gastrointestinal system [1]. While these thoughts were undoubtedly ahead of their time, scientists now realize how acc...

Socioeconomic Status, Epigenetics, and Mental Health

Introduction Epigenetics is the study of changes in gene expression without altering the DNA sequence itself. Changes in gene expression can result from DNA methylation, which is when an...

The Investigation of Pharmacogenomics on Adverse Effects

Introduction Pharmacogenomics is the study of how a person's genes affect their response to medicinal drugs. Experts use pharmacogenomics to create safe and effective medications and dos...

An Education Initiative to Increase Diversity within the Field of Genetic Counseling

The human genome is a complex, mysterious work of art. While the advances in genomics have come a long way, there is an abundant amount of information we have yet to learn and decipher. A...

How can Stony corals resist climate change?

What is Climate Change? From the beginning of the industrial revolution that started two hundred plus years ago, the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases in t...

Beyond Linear Sequences

Regulatory variation is DNA sequence variation that occurs in non-coding genomic regions that influence gene expression.

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.