NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded more than $300,000 for two projects to study how people in Nigeria and Ethiopia understand genomics concepts and how that awareness can impact research and public health, NIH said today.

The grants were awarded under the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) program, which aims to ramp up genomics research capabilities, facilities, and expertise across Africa, and in particular through the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications component of the program.

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