National Human Genome Research Institute

Client Profile

Creating Educational Resources to Teach Genetics.

For more than two decades, d’Vinci has partnered with the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to create educational resources for the public and medical community. Working closely with the NHGRI Education and Community Involvement Branch, d’Vinci has designed and developed a wide array of educational resources, supported program implementation and created ongoing educational outreach. d’Vinci helped NHGRI and the Smithsonian Institutes celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the decoding of the human genome with an exhibit companion website and interactive learning experiences. In addition, NHGRI worked with d’Vinci to create five genomic educational websites for healthcare educators and practitioners. Together, we built two important educational resources, the Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms and a career-focused Genomic Careers website in support of public education initiatives.

  • NHGRI projects included these features:
  • Responsive websites driven by a Drupal Content Management System
  • 3-D animations and virtual exhibit tour
  • Image and video asset gallery
  • CME/CNE accreditation
  • Program management
  • Newsletter and email outreach
  • Native iOS app design and development for iPad and iPhone
  • Custom application design and development
  • Learning game design and development
  • Career interview and case study video filming and editing
  • Ongoing application maintenance and support

Several projects developed by d’Vinci for NHGRI have been recognized with prestigious industry awards.


Unlocking Life's Code

Website Accompanies Smithsonian Exhibit and Supports Genomics Education

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History wanted a companion website for an educational exhibit about genomic science. d’Vinci created a responsive website, including an interactive timeline, 3-D imagery, a virtual tour of the museum exhibit and video. In addition, d’Vinci implemented and maintains a Drupal content management system and provides ongoing interactive learning features and email outreach.

In and Beyond Africa

Interactive Journey of the Origins of Man

The NHGRI wanted an online educational experience for students to explore the evolution of Homosapiens. d’Vinci’s developed an interactive timeline and a series of five eLearning activities.  Students learn by testing their tool making skills, controlling skin color variations and participating in games. 

What do you think?

Promoting Student Discussion of Genomic Issues

The NHGRI wanted an online activity for exploring ethical issues in genomics.  d’Vinci developed an interactive experience that provokes students with ethical questions. Students can compare their answers with others who have completed the activity.

Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

Genetic Terminology Comes to Life for Students

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) wanted to put its helpful Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms in the hands of professionals on the go by converting the website into a native app for iPhone and iPad. d’Vinci designed and developed the app to take advantage of the unique features of an iPhone and iPad. 


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