A first-of-its kind joint undergraduate program between George Washington University and Shenandoah University will allow students to collect and genotype human samples.
 
“I’m trying to integrate into the curriculum a heavy lab component,” Travis O’Brien, director of the pharmacogenomics program at George Washington University, said this week. “It’s the only way to learn this stuff.”
 

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