By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Human Genome Research Institute is currently developing a grant program that would address some of the major ethical problems facing genomics researchers by having scientists who study ethics, legal, and social (ELSI) issues work with researchers conducting medical sequencing projects.

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