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THURSDAY, AUGUST 4, 1:00-2:00

“The history of genomics told through machine learning”

Thanks to the meticulous nature of Human Genome Project architects, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has a rich archive of hundreds of thousands of scanned physical documents from the project and more recent genomics initiatives.  

The comprehensiveness of this resource makes it unique within NIH and the larger scientific community. However, the wealth of data is overwhelming for human eyes. So, for the last two years, machine learning experts have been exploring this dynamic dataset to reveal new knowledge and insights into the development of genomics. 

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the NHGRI History of Genomics Program, the Institute will host a virtual lecture - The history of genomics told through machine learning: A celebration of 10 years of the NHGRI history program - on what these experts have found so far. 

Come listen as researchers from the preeminent Amaral Lab at Northwestern University present on how they have used the program’s archive to better understand how a major funding institute like NHGRI has helped shape genomics. 

These documents include — but are not limited to — working group recommendations, strategy papers, handwritten notes and research presentations. Because most of the archival materials has yet to be fully processed and cataloged with searchable metadata, it is difficult to quickly locate specific information.


Registration for the Zoom webinar is required:



Chris Donohue




Karl Jaspers Award in philosophy of psychiatry

                Submissions are open for The Karl Jaspers Award, given by the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry. The award goes to the best unpublished paper in the philosophy of psychiatry. It’s open to graduate students in philosophy, psychology, and related fields, medical students, and residents and fellows in psychiatry. It comes with publication in the AAPP journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychology, a $350 award, and official AAPP recognition. For more details, see:





Justin Garson

Department of Philosophy

Hunter College and The Graduate Center

City University of New York



See my latest at 

No, Schizophrenia Isn’t Caused by Bad Parenting

The Protective Power of Delusions

Are Mental Disorders Diseases?




I wish to send some information on my new book, PLANT-LIFE, a Walk with Nature, that I believe will be of considerable interest to you and to your visitors/customers/readers.

Best Regards,

Edward Bent




Best regards, Lloyd


Lloyd Ackert, Ph.D.
Department of History

Drexel University

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