NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Oregon Health and Science University in Portland yesterday launched a multi-disciplinary Human Genetics Initiative to advance genetics and genomics research toward applications in “a healthcare setting.”  
 
The HGI aims to speed the “translation of scientific knowledge to patient care,” particularly as research may be used to investigate the role of genetics in common disorders such as “obesity, hypertension, osteoporosis, and diabetes.”
 

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