News Briefs

Fraternal Order of Eagles Huntsville Aerie No. 3263 support HudsonAlpha M&M Fund

James Deitsch, current president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Huntsville Aerie No. 3263, visited HudsonAlpha Institutefor Biotechnology to present a $11,511 check to the HudsonAlpha Foundation in support of the Memory and Mobility Fund (M&M Fund). Thank you Eagles for supporting neurological disease research! 



Vulcan Materials Company Foundation funds update to GenomeCache

Vulcan Materials Company Foundation has committed $10,000 for updates to GenomeCache, HudsonAlpha’s online educational human genome experience. GenomeCache is an interactive tool that enables students to experience and learn more about the human genome through clues, fun facts and trivia questions. Since it was created, GenomeCache has been downloaded 56,900 times across Google Play and iTunes stores, by participants around the world.


Alabama Genomic Health Initiative begins recruitment in Huntsville

Recruitment for the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative (AGHI) is underway in Huntsville. The AGHI, a collaboration between the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, launched last summer in Birmingham, and teams are now recruiting participants at the UAB Huntsville Regional Medical Campus.

The AGHI is one of the nation’s first statewide efforts to harness the power of genomic analysis to identify those at high risk for genetic disease. It will recruit a diverse group of participants from every county in Alabama and provide genomic analysis and interpretation to this group free of charge. In its first year, AGHI recruited nearly 2,000 individuals. The goal will be to increase the number of participants to more than 10,000 persons over five years.

Learn more about the Alabama Genomic Health Initiative at To participate, call 855-462-6850.