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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.
… have made a good start in identifying and understanding genetic mutations that have evolved over thousands of years … the risk of other diseases in Africans and people of African descent. Mutations in the gene APOL1 , for example, … risk of kidney disease. … "Strides have been made but more research must be done to understand the interactions of …
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More research must be done to understand the interactions of ancient genes with modern environments.
… have made a good start in identifying and understanding genetic mutations that have evolved over thousands of years … the risk of other diseases in Africans and people of African descent. Mutations in the gene APOL1 , for example, … risk of kidney disease. "Strides have been made but more research must be done to understand the interactions of …
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NIH-backed African scientists are engaged in a global research endeavor to understand the genetic basis of disease in all populations.
… Sheena Faherty, Ph.D. … NIH-backed African scientists are engaged in a global research endeavor to understand the genetic basis of disease in all populations. But this can …
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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 … in families. Researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes … technology to understand, diagnose and treat genomic and genetic diseases. Additional information about NHGRI can be …
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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 … scientific director of the NIH's National Human Genome Research Institute. "This is an important study that … including malaria, Lassa fever and trypanosomiasis. The genetic variant frequency in populations from endemic and …
Clinical Research
The Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Genetic Research Study explores the genetic factors contributing to ADHD to improve treatment in the future.
… The Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Genetic Research Study is exploring the genetic factors that contribute to ADHD, with the hope of …
Clinical Research
GENE-FORECAST® is developing a community cohort and resource for defining the significance of ancestry-related genomic variation in African-Americans.
… significance of ancestry-related genomic variation in African-Americans. … GENE-FORECAST® will test the working … … Nicole Plass, B.S.N., M.P.A. Outreach & Recruitment Research Coordinator National Institutes of Health National … ancestry-related genomic variation in African-Americans. … Genetic Disorder, Genetic Condition, Gene Variation, Gene …
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This publication and the release of the accompanying data address knowledge gaps across genomics and are certain to have a continuing impact in the field.
… in Nature addresses this lack with a study of 426 African individuals, representing 50 ethnolinguistic groups. … with WGS data from the 1000 Genomes Project and the African Genome Variation Project are included for comparison … of many researchers, including the TrypanoGEN Research Group and the H3Africa Consortium. Notably, African
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Frequently asked questions for Investigator-Initiated Research on Genetic Counseling Processes and Practices FOAs (RFA-HG-20-048 and RFA-HG-20-049).
… Announcements ( RFA-HG-20-048 and RFA-HG-20-049 )   Can a genetic counselor consultant fulfill the need to have a person with genetic counseling experience on the team? No, a person or … experience need(s) to be an integral part of the research team including being involved in research design, …
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Researchers identified regions of the genome associated with skin color variation in some African populations, furthering skin disease and cancer research.
… that are associated with skin color variation in some African populations, opening new avenues for research on skin diseases and cancer in all populations. … … co-author of the study and senior investigator in the Genetic Disease Research Branch at NIH's National Human …