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15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
Genomics is illuminating human and family origins at a level not previously possible.
… way to decipher the various stories of human origins and ancestry. … nearly 20 years ago, scientists developed … carlos bustamante's research groups  showed in 2010 , an african american individual in the united states has, on average, about 75-80 percent west african ancestry and about 20-25 percent european ancestry . …
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NIH Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health is participating in the H3Africa Consortium's effort to develop an African-specific genotyping array.
… the risk of other diseases in africans and people of african descent. mutations in the gene apol1 , for example, … to offer protection against the pathogen that causes african sleeping sickness, but today africans and people of african ancestry with these genetic mutations have a higher risk of …
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GENE-FORECAST® is developing a community cohort and resource for defining the significance of ancestry-related genomic variation in African-Americans.
… resource for defining the biological significance of ancestry -related genomic variation in african -americans. … gene-forecast® will test the working … between the distinct genomic variation characteristic of african -americans (aa) and the exposome of social …
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More research must be done to understand the interactions of ancient genes with modern environments.
… the risk of other diseases in africans and people of african descent. mutations in the gene apol1 , for example, … to offer protection against the pathogen that causes african sleeping sickness, but today africans and people of african ancestry with these genetic mutations have a higher risk of …
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Researchers have conducted the first study to look at the genomic underpinnings of obesity in continental Africans and African Americans.
… underpinnings of obesity in continental africans and african americans. they discovered that approximately 1 percent of west africans , african americans and others of african ancestry carry a genomic variant that increases their risk of …
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An international team of researchers including NIH has completed the first comprehensive characterization of genomic diversity across sub-Saharan Africa.
… clues to medical conditions in people of sub-saharan african ancestry , and indicates that the migration from africa in … data to explore the genomic-variation landscape of several african ethno-linguistic groups. a genotype is a subset of a …
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Dr. Adebowale Adeyemo is an associate investigator and deputy director of NHGRI's Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health.
… papers describing: the first genome scan for obesity in an african population, the first genome-wide linkage analysis for serum lipids in an african population, the first study of genetic structure in … risk factors for these disorders in populations of african ancestry ( african americans and sub saharan africans ). …
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Illumina will be developing a GWAS array based on data from the Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative.
… a major advance for those engaged in genomic research in african ancestry populations, illumina will be developing a gwas … efforts in terms of trying to interrogate the genomes of african ancestry individuals with tools that were not …
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Researchers show critical association between diabetes and previously unlinked ZRANB3 gene.
… may influence susceptibility to the disease in sub-saharan african populations. the gene could also influence the … studies have already implicated in t2d in mostly european ancestry populations. the work was funded by the national … although the role of zranb3 in t2d was discovered in african populations (which have been vastly underrepresented …
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Dr. Sharon Davis is a senior scientist in NHGRI's Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch.
… of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality in african americans. dr. davis is interested in how the social exposome of african americans impact cardiovascular health and genomic … human social genomics, african populations, race- ancestry divisions, genomic variation … sharon davis, …