NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute plans to engage in a one-year public outreach effort with a partner to build relationships and enhance knowledge and awareness of genetics and genomics, NHGRI said this week.

The institute is seeking a partner organization to host, plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a one-year outreach program that will involve hosting a community forum.

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