NIH to Fund Ethical, Legal, Social Studies of Genomics Research in Africa | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute plans to fund new efforts to delve into the range of possible ethical, legal, and social issues that could arise from the use of genomics technologies and genome-focused research projects in Africa.

These new projects will be part of the ELSI arm of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) program, which aims to catalyze Africa's genomics research capabilities, resources, and talent pool.

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