Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Competition seeks ‘open science’ ideas

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The National Institutes of Health has partnered with London-based Wellcome Trust to launch a global science competition for new products or services to advance “open science,” a movement to make scientific research data broadly accessible to the public. Up to six teams of technology experts and researchers stand to win $80,000 each to develop their ideas into a prototype or to advance an existing early-stage prototype. The prototype judged to have the greatest potential to further open science will receive $230,000.

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NIH forms team to chart course for Precision Medicine Initiative research network

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A newly created team of experts in precision medicine and large clinical research studies will seek public input from the large and diverse stakeholder community interested in the development of the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative and articulate the vision for building the national participant group for the Initiative. They will help define what can be learned from a study of this scale and scope, what issues will need to be addressed and considered as part of the study design and what success would look like five and 10 years out.

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U.S. research institutions collaborate to share, standardize neuroscience databases

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Allen Institute for Brain Science based in Seattle, Wash., the California Institute of Technology, the New York University School of Medicine, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in Massachusetts and the University of California, Berkeley are collaborating on a project aimed at making databases about the brain more useable and accessible for neuroscientists—a step seen as critical to accelerating the pace of discoveries about the brain in health and disease.

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Jennifer Doudna, Emmanuelle Charpentier win award for biomedical research

Friday, June 27, 2014

Johnson & Johnson has named Dr. Jennifer Doudna of the University of California at Berkeley and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier, of the Hannover Medical School and Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI), Germany and the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS), Umea University, Sweden, the winners of the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. Their collaboration led to the discovery of a new method for precisely manipulating genetic information in ways that should produce new insights in health and disease, and may lead to the discovery of new targets for drug development.

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