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National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) Research Funding Divisions
The research funding divisions in NHGRI's Extramural Research Program support research in the medical, scientific, ethical, social and legal areas of genomic and genetic research. A description of each division and its research is available at the links below.
The Division of Genome Sciences
Oversees basic genomics research and technology development, as well as major activities such as large-scale genome sequencing.
The Division of Genomic Medicine
Will promote the institute's efforts to advance the application of genomics to medical science and clinical care. The institute's Office of Population Genomics will be subsumed into this division.
The Division of Genomics and Society
Responsible for an expanded program related to the many societal issues relevant to genomics research, incorporating and extending the activities of the institute's Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) research program and working to integrate the many NHGRI-wide activities in these areas.