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NLM’s Human Genetics Resources for Clinicians and Biologists

Class Details

From Mendel’s studies with pea plants to the Human Genome Project, researchers have been looking for ways to understand how genes and genetic variations impact the biology of a living organism. With a shift toward personalized and then precision medicine, the clinical community has begun applying this information to help manage human health.

Within the NLM, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) was set up to support biological and biomedical researchers, initially by collecting and making available genome and gene sequence data, and then genetic variation information. More recently, clinical studies with genetic data have been included for translational researchers, as well as resources to assist clinical practitioners with patient care.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to direct clients to relevant resources & support:

- Basic Biological Scientists who study variations that impact human biology
- Translational Scientists who study human disease and create diagnostics and therapies
- Clinical Practitioners who diagnose and select a targeted therapy for their patient’s specific issues

Resources which will be introduced include: RefSeq, dbSNP & dbVar, dbGaP, GTR & ClinVar, MedGen, GeneReviews & Medical Genetics Summaries

Speaker Information

Rana Morris, PhD is an NCBI Customer Experience team member and Team Lead for Educational Programs (Courses/Workshops, Webinars, Educational Materials). Since 2002, she has provided user support and training, as well as working with supervisors and development teams to improve NCBI resources based on user-centered design principles. Her doctoral, post-doctoral and research fellowship work integrated disciplines of computational and experimental biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and genetics, and has included diagnostic development, drug design and coordination of genetics/genomics components of clinical trials.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National
Mar 23, 2021
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
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The Health Sciences Libraries Webinar Series is a collaborative series intended to explore products and services provided by the National Library of Medicine through case studies. The HSL series aims to support the work of health sciences and hospital librarians as they serve their institutional communities. The webinars will explore NLM resources through real world examples provided by experienced librarians. 

Each session includes unique learning objectives based on the featured webinar topic. An evaluation form will be sent to each participant following the presentation. All sessions are offered as webcasts using WebEx, allowing for live participation through online chat. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and archived for later viewing.
 

Objectives: 
  • Identify National Library of Medicine products and services.
  • Integrate National Library of Medicine products and services into workflows.
  • Assist institutional community members in the selection and use of National Library of Medicine products and services.