The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) recognizes the importance of including minorities in genetic disease research. NHGRI has several examples of ongoing research collaborations that focus on training minority scientists and on understanding the genetic basis of diseases that disproportionately affect minorities. Opportunities exist to establish new research collaborations to build on the successes of this effort.
In addition to the direct scientific benefits these collaborations will offer, they also will contribute to NHGRI's goal of increasing the number of underrepresented minorities participating in genomic and Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) research.
NHGRI research studies and collaborations focused on diseases and conditions affecting minority populations
Africa-America Type 2 Diabetes and the ADHD University of Antioquia:
Hereditary Prostate Cancer in African Americans:
Last Reviewed: February 27, 2012