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News Release
Diverse populations are still underrepresented in public genomic databases, according to a new study by researchers from the NIH and Harvard Medical School.
… built on vast troves of genomic information, but diverse populations are still underrepresented in public genomic … Latin American and Asian ancestral populations compared to European populations in two public databases, the Genome-Wide … in the May 7 issue of Health Affairs . The gap of non-European populations in genomic databases means that …
News Release
NIH will fund grants totaling $38 million over five years to develop methods that will improve the way that polygenic risk scores can be used to predict disease in diverse communities.
… risk scores, which were developed using data from mostly European ancestry populations, are not effective when used in diverse … falling short of effectively predicting disease risk in non-European populations,” said Teri Manolio, M.D., Ph.D., …
Educational Resources
Population genomics is the application of genomic technologies to understand populations of organisms.
… Genomics … Population genomics is the application of genomic technologies to understand populations of organisms. … Gene, Genome, Genetic Variation, … research can be used to study human ancestry, migrations and health. … Population genomics is the application of …
Policy Issues
The Genome Statute and Legislation Database is comprised of state statutes and bills introduced during U.S. state legislative sessions.
… The Genome Statute and Legislation Database is comprised of state statutes and … Regulatory Terms . For other helpful links and legislative databases, please see Additional Resources . … Cornell Legal … Legislation, Human Genome Project, Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act, GINA, Genetic Disease, Workplace …
Policy Issues
The Genome Statute and Legislation Database is comprised of state statutes and bills introduced during U.S. state legislative sessions.
… The Genome Statute and Legislation Database is comprised of state statutes and bills introduced during the 2002-2024 U.S. state … Regulatory Terms . For other helpful links and legislative databases, please see Additional Resources . … Cornell Legal …
Research Funding
The ELSI Publications and Products Database organizes publications for ELSI projects and activities by the last name of the principle investigator.
… Since its creation in 1990, the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program has funded hundreds of research projects, conferences, and other activities-through grants and contracts. This has resulted in many peer reviewed …
Explainer
Appropriate use of population descriptors in research is a critical scientific issue that is important for advancing genomic science and improving healthcare across human populations.
… issue that is important for advancing genomic science and improving healthcare across human populations. Thoughtful use by researchers and other … are believed to have origins or roots, such as African, European, and Asian. In this way, descriptors for race, …
Research Funding
The NHGRI Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program Abstracts and Activities Database organizes abstracts for all ELSI-related activities
… The Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program funds and manages projects that conduct research and education on ELSI issues. ELSI also supports other …
The Genomics Landscape
In the February 2024 issue of The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director Eric Green spotlights the Genome Statute and Legislation Database, which recently received a major revamp to help researchers, policy analysts, and the public more easily find state-level legislation related to genomics.
… in retirement. To learn more about her remarkable career and the history of our institute, you can now  watch Dr. … All the best,   … Building a vertically integrated genomic learning health system: The biobank at the Colorado … ranging from cells and tissues to families and populations. Many talks covered research beyond humans, …
About Genomics
Appropriate use of population descriptors in scientific research is critical for the advancement of genomic science and human health for all. 
… Report: Using Population Descriptors in Genetics and Genomics Research   In response to a request from the … of expert volunteers to conduct a study to review and assess existing methodologies, benefits, and challenges … in genetics and genomics research … Genetic and genomic information has become far more accessible, and