Division of Genomic Medicine Current Research Programs

Division of Genomic Medicine

Past Office of Population Genomics Research Programs

  • The Genetic Association Information Network (GAIN)
    Supported a series of Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) designed to identify specific points of DNA variation associated with the occurrence of a particular common disease.

  • The Genes, Environment and Health Initiative (GEI)
    Supported research to understand the genetic contributions and gene-environment interactions in common disease.

    • GENEVA [genevastudy.org] - Part of the Genetics Program of GEI, GENEVA (Gene Environment Association Studies) is using rapidly evolving technologies in Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) to find genetic risk factors in common conditions, such as tooth decay, heart disease, cancer and diabetes, and assess their interplay with non-genetic risk factors.

  • Making Every Voice Count: Public Consultation on Genetics, Environment, and Health
    The goal of Making Every Voice Count, a project conducted by the Genetics & Public Policy Center of Johns Hopkins University [dnapolicy.org], was to obtain wide societal input to inform the design and implementation of a possible large U.S.-based longitudinal cohort study of the role of genes and environment in health and disease. This research project, initially funded for two years, resulted in the collection of rich and detailed data on the public's level of willingness to participate in such research, and the factors that influence these attitudes. A follow-up project is now underway to gather additional data on some of these issues. This study was conducted with partial support from the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program.

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Posted: October 3, 2012