Genome – Collaborators
GENOME: The Secret of How Life Works CONTENT COLLABORATORS
“GENOME: The Secret of How Life Works” is made possible by Pfizer Inc. It was produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, and Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research.
Founded in 1849, Pfizer is the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company taking new approaches to better health. Pfizer discovers and develops innovative medicines to treat and help prevent disease for both people and animals. Through consistent, high quality manufacturing and distribution operations, Pfizer medicines reach patients in 180 nations. Pfizer also partners with health care providers, governments, and local communities around the world to expand access to our medicines and to provide better quality healthcare and health system support. Pfizer colleagues work everyday to help people stay happier and healthier longer and to reduce the human and economic burden of disease worldwide.
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) was originally established as the National Center for Human Genome Research (NCHGR) in 1989. Its primary mission is to lead the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) contribution to the Human Genome Project-an international research effort to determine the location of all human genes and to read the entire set of genetic instructions encoded in human DNA.
NHGRI carries out this mission by providing financial support to scientists at university and other, public research laboratories throughout the United States. In addition to supporting
the Human Genome Project, NHGRI established a Division of Intramural Research in 1993 to develop genome technologies that would accelerate the process of identifying and understanding the molecular basis of human genetic diseases.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), serving as a partner in content collaboration, is the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States government and one of the world’s foremost medical research centers. The NIH, comprised of 27 separate institutes and centers, conducts a wide range of genetic and genomic research into the cause and treatment of disorders including those of the heart and brain, as well as cancer.
WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE/MIT CENTER FOR GENOME RESEARCH
The Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research is an international leader in the field of genomics, the study of all of the genes in an organism and how they function together in health and disease. A flagship of the Human Genome Project, the Center today houses a broad range of thriving research programs combining structural genomics, medical and population genetics, and clinical medicine. The Whitehead Institute/MIT Genome Center is led by Dr. Eric Lander and employs 350 people, including scientists and medical researchers from Whitehead, MIT, and Harvard.
San Antonio-based Evergreen Exhibitions, founded in 1992, is the world’s premier provider of traveling museum exhibits. From conception to design, production and marketing, Evergreen Exhibitions tours its exhibits in science, natural history, children, and fine art museums. More than 100 million people, and one out of every four visitors touring exhibits in the United States, have enjoyed a Evergreen Exhibitions production.
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