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Population genomics is the application of genomic technologies to understand populations of organisms.
Population GenomicsPopulation genomics is the application of genomic technologies to …
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.
… Bonham is also the Senior Advisor to the NHGRI Director on Genomics and Health Disparities. "Because genomic information … researchers can contribute new knowledge of the role of genomics - with lifestyle and environment - on human health," said Dr. Heidi L Rehm, co-author and chief genomics officer in the Center for Genomic Medicine and …
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.
… The Big Picture Appropriate use of population descriptors in research is a critical scientific …   This explainer discusses and differentiates three common population descriptors — race, ethnicity and genetic ancestry … and to advance the use of population descriptors in genomics and biomedical research.   The National Academies of …
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 … challenges in using race, ethnicity, ancestry, and other population descriptors in genomics research. The resulting …
Leadership Initiatives
NHGRI aims to ensure all populations are knowledgeable about and can participate in genomics research.
… the science underpinning the Human Genome Project and genomics research, and have the opportunity to participate in … legal and social implications resulting from genetics and genomics research. In May 2001, the National Advisory Council … underrepresented minorities pursuing research careers in genomics and related sciences. The  Minority Action Plan  was …
News Release
NHGRI researchers and their international collaborators have added Williams-Beuren syndrome to the Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Populations.
… added to Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Population … NHGRI researchers and their international …
Event
On November 8-9, 2023, NHGRI sponsored its 15th Genomic Medicine meeting, Genomic Medicine XV: Genomics and Population Screening, in Bethesda MD.
… its 15th Genomic Medicine meeting, Genomic Medicine XV: Genomics and Population Screening, in Bethesda MD. This meeting discussed the current state of population genomic screening in the U.S., as well as barriers …
Event
On September 16, 2015, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) convened a roundtable to discuss the current status of the engagement and inclusion of underrepresented populations in genomics research.
… and inclusion of underrepresented populations in genomics research.   … NIH Intramural Sequencing Center … and Engagement of Underrepresented Populations in Genomics … On September 16, 2015, the National Human Genome … and inclusion of underrepresented populations in genomics research. … On September 16, 2015, the National …
News Release
NHGRI researchers collaborated with physicians and medical geneticists worldwide to create the Atlas of Human Malformation Syndromes in Diverse Populations.
… and deputy director of the NIH Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health. "This project was born out of a …
The Genomics Landscape
In May 4, 2023 edition of The Genomics Landscape, NHGRI Director, Eric Green, M.D., Ph.D., details a report released by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, that provided a series of recommendations for using population descriptors in future genetics and genomics studies.
… 25, that highlighted relevant and interesting topics in genomics and concluded with the annual Louise M. Slaughter … methodologies, benefits, and challenges in the use of population descriptors such as race, ethnicity, and ancestry … of recommendations that provide a framework for using such population descriptors in future genetics and genomics