The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is hosting, “Genomics: Gene Discovery and Clinical Applications for Cardiovascular, Lung, and Blood Diseases,” a symposium that will take place Sept. 12-13 at the Natcher Conference Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md.  The symposium will focus on cutting-edge findings in recent and ongoing genome-wide research studies, highlighting novel discoveries that include results from large-scale collaborative studies, new analysis techniques, novel directions in functional genomics, and translational research. The emerging science and the translation of these advances to the clinic will be discussed by a broad cross-section of experts in the field, including researchers involved in molecular biology and molecular genomics, bioinformatics, and genetic epidemiology, as well as physicians specializing in heart, lung and blood diseases.  Online registration closes Sept. 1, 2011.