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December 2-3, 2021

History of Eugenics and Scientific Racism Symposium

NHGRI will host a two-day virtual symposium, "The Meaning of Eugenics: Historical and Present-Day Discussions of Eugenics and Scientific Racism." Day 1 will provide historical overviews relevant to public health, the history of human genetics, medical ethics and persons with disabilities. Day 2 will focus on recent examples of eugenics while underscoring the persistence of scientific and structural racism today in the United States.

FOR SCIENTISTS

Collaboration and teamwork ensure that our genomic advances improve health for all humans. 

FOR GRANT SEEKERS

To accelerate genomics research, we support scientists at public and private institutions around the world.

FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Expand your genomics knowledge with resources focused on patient care.

FOR EDUCATORS

Spark scientific curiosity and engage a diverse community of learners.

UNDERSTANDING GENOMICS

The more you know, the better decisions you can make about your health.
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About the National Human Genome Research Institute

At NHGRI, we are focused on advances in genomics research. Building on our leadership role in the initial sequencing of the human genome, we collaborate with the world's scientific and medical communities to enhance genomic technologies that accelerate breakthroughs and improve lives. By empowering and expanding the field of genomics, we can benefit all of humankind.

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