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Precision medicine

NIST is playing a pivotal role in helping to define the measurements and standards needed to ensure the promise of precision medicine, which is an emerging approach for disease prevention and treatment that takes into account an individual’s genes, environment and lifestyle.

News and Updates

NIST Scientists Get Soft on 3D Printing

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method of 3D-printing gels and other soft materials. Published in

Stem Cells and AI: Better Together

One day in the future when you need medical care, someone will examine you, diagnose the problem, remove some of your body’s healthy cells, and then use them to

Projects and Programs

Genome in a Bottle

Consortium hosted by NIST and JIMB dedicated to authoritative characterization of benchmark human genomes. Sign up for General GIAB and Analysis Team email

Publications

Assembly and annotation of an Ashkenazi human reference genome

Author(s)
Justin M. Zook, Justin M. Wagner, Nathanael D. Olson, Steven L. Salzberg, Alaina Shumate, Aleksey V. Zimin, Daniela Puiu, Mihaela Pertea, Marc Salit
Thousands of experiments and studies use the human reference genome as a resource each year. This single reference genome, GRCh38, is a mosaic created from a