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NEW YORK — The Jackson Laboratory has been awarded a $3.4 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to study the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of workplace genomic testing in the US.

With the four-year grant, Jackson Laboratory researchers will lead an interdisciplinary team of experts from across the country to evaluate the employee health benefits of workplace genetic testing offered by employers and conducted by third-party companies.

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