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The US National Institutes of Health this week launched an online genetics education program for behavioral and social scientists, which will provide them sufficient background "to allow them to engage effectively in interdisciplinary research with genetics researchers," the agency says. NIH says that because many scientific outcomes are not fully explained by genetic, environmental, or social factors alone, interdisciplinary teamwork is critical.

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