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Jackson Lab Takes On NCHPEG's Genetics Education Site

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Jackson Laboratory has taken over the website that was previously run by the National Coalition of Health Professional Education in Genetics, which shut down recently due to funding constraints.

The National Human Genome Research Institute said yesterday that Jackson Lab has acquired and plans to maintain the website, content, and other assets, including targeted instructional programs that provide training and development for professionals learning about how genetics is used in their fields, such as psychiatry, dentistry, and common diseases.

The NCHPEG branding logos on the site will eventually phase out after a transition period,
Andrew Faucett, president of NCHPEG's board of directors said.

Faucett said in a statement that Jackson Lab "will maintain NCHPEG's educational programs and websites so that they can continue to be freely available to the healthcare community, while also developing new programs."

The American Society of Human Genetics has run the NCHPEG website since the coalition shut down in August.

Jackson Lab will incorporate the NCHPEG site and materials into its education program, which provides a range of web-based educational materials, courses, and events and conferences for working scientists, physicians, lab professionals, and the public.

Jackson Lab also has hired three of NCHPEG's former staff members, Kate Reed, Emily Edelman, and Therese Nissen to work in its education programs.

The resources NCHPEG has developed and which Jackson will now manage include a number of documents, products, and programs to provide core competencies in genetics, genomics, family history, and related areas.

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