BETHESDA, Md., May 21 - The National Human Genome Research Institute is launching an initiative to increase minority participation in genomics. 

"We need to include minority communities in a more substantive way, both as researchers and participants," NHGRI director Francis Collins said at a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.

"The study of human variation is becoming more important, and clearly needs input from communities of color," said Collins. 

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