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This page has been archived and is provided for historical reference purposes only. The content and links are no longer maintained and may now be outdated.

Genomics and Health Disparities Archive

This page contains past initiatives and resources for minority and special populations. Many of these are no longer updated, but provided here for historical reference.

Minority Action Plan (MAP) Portal
An entry portal for students interested in research careers in genome science and the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genome research. It is also designed to facilitate meaningful exchange between program coordinators and Principal Investigators (PI).

Past Collaborative Research Activities

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.

Past NHGRI-Funded Research Studies and Collaborations Focused on Diseases and Conditions Affecting Minority Populations

Past Meetings and Archived Reports

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Last Updated: February 1, 2017