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Ancestry-informative markers are sets of polymorphisms for a DNA sequence found in different frequencies between populations from different geographical regions.
Ancestry-informative Markers … Ancestry-informative markers are sets of polymorphisms for a … between populations from different geographical regions. … Ancestry, Genome, Family Health History, Genotype, DNA …
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 … States has, on average, about 75-80 percent West African ancestry and about 20-25 percent European ancestry. Students at West Chester shared that while they had …
Talking Glossary
Understand the terms and concepts used in genetic research
… Genetic Ancestry … Genetic ancestry refers to information about the people that an … from, including their genetic relationships. … Genetic ancestry refers to information about the people that an …
Clinical Research
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 hypothesis that race-ancestry differences in the burden of cardiovascular disease … study are: To examine the associations between common or ancestry-related DNA variants and CVD risk factors (e.g. …
News Release
By considering mixed genetic lineages, NHGRI researchers demonstrated that previously inferred links between a genomic variant that helps digest lactose and traits such as a person’s height and cholesterol level may not be valid.
… studies analyzing the genomes of people with European ancestry may have reported inaccurate results by not fully … in Nature Communications , shows that people with European ancestry, who were previously treated as a genetically … admixture in their examinations of people with European ancestry should be re-evaluated. “By reading population …
News Release
Researchers analyzing human, fly, and worm genomes have found these species have key genomic processes in common, reflecting their shared ancestry.
… key genomic processes in common, reflecting their shared ancestry. The findings, appearing Aug. 28, 2014, in the … key genomic processes in common, reflecting their shared ancestry. ​ … modENCODE, ENCODE, human fly and worm genomes, … key genomic processes in common, reflecting their shared ancestry. … News Release …
News Release
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) question advertisements by direct-to-consumer genetic ancestry kits that claim to know what it really means to be American Indian.
… question advertisements by direct-to-consumer genetic ancestry kits that claim to know what it really means to be … in July of 2018 to give a talk on ethics and genetic ancestry tests, researchers and community members filled the … radiates when she speaks. "The claims of many consumer ancestry kits are overstated, because the science isn’t there …
Staff
Dr. Adebowale Adeyemo is an associate investigator and deputy director of NHGRI's Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health.
… risk factors for these disorders in populations of African ancestry (African Americans and Sub Saharan Africans). … loci, thereby confirming the utility of studying African ancestry populations in such research initiatives. This … disorders, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, African ancestry … Adebowale Adeyemo, Center for Research on Genomics …
News Release
CRGGH researchers Amy Bentley and Charles Rotimi have just completed a large-scale, multi-ancestry genome-wide analysis of gene × smoking interactions on the concentration of serum lipids, including high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL), and triglycerides.
… Charles Rotimi have just completed a large-scale, multi-ancestry genome-wide analysis of gene × smoking interactions … and loci that were only found among those of African ancestry, highlighting the importance of diversity in gene × … Charles Rotimi have just completed a large-scale, multi-ancestry genome-wide analysis of gene × smoking interactions …
Diversity Center
Meharry Medical College establishes a Diversity Center for Genome Research (DCGR) that will narrow inequitable representation gaps for underrepresented, disadvantaged minority by realizing their vision to promote African ancestry genomic research through infrastructure building and the formation of basic, clinical, and computational science research teams that are inclusive, interdisciplinary, and community-engaged.
… gaps for URM by realizing our vision to promote African ancestry genomic research through infrastructure building and … in genomics research of populations with African ancestry. Promote research collaborations and mentorship … other investigators to enhance their expertise in African ancestry genetics and genomics. Additionally, this core will …