CRGGH Blog: Genetic Diversity and Health
Genetic Diversity and Health is the official CRGGH blog that provides a forum for commentary and perspectives on issues relating to the mission and research currently being carried out at the center. The goal of the blog is to promote dialogue between the scientific and public communities. You will also find here CRGGH events and news along with publication alerts.

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Resources added to CRGGH publications

By Ed  |  Thursday, August 30, 2012  |  Category: Publication  |  Read Comments (0)  |  Share
Several publications previously posted on the CRGGH Publications Page have been updated with additional "resources".

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CRGGH former trainee highlighted in NHGRI news

By Ed  |  Thursday, April 12, 2012  |  Category: News and Events  |  Read Comments (0)  |  Share

Former postbaccalaureate trainee, Keolu Fox, was recently showcased in the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) news from the Office of the Director. Mr. Fox was an intramural research training award fellow at the CRGGH before moving on to the PhD program in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington.

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CRGGH Working Group member, Dr. Gary H. Gibbons, named as director of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

By Ed  |  Thursday, April 5, 2012  |  Category: News and Events  |  Read Comments (0)  |  Share

Dr. Gibbons is currently at the Morehouse School of Medicince where he serves as the director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute and professor of physiology and medicine. Dr. Gibbons is no stranger to the NIH having served most recently on the advisory council for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. He also currently serves as a Working Group member of the CRGGH.

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Publication Alert: HLA Class II Locus and Susceptibility to Podoconiosis

By Ed  |  Wednesday, March 28, 2012  |  Category: News and Events  |  Read Comments (0)  |  Share

Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, CRGGH postdoctoral fellow, Fasil Tekola Ayele, Ph.D., along with CRGGH Deputy Director and Director, shed light on the genetic basis of endemic nonfilarial elephantiasis, otherwise known as podoconiosis or "mossy foot". This international collaborative research project is the first study of a non-communicable disease using genome-wide association for any African population.

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UNC-CRGGH host historic meeting on "The Genetics of the Peoples of African and the Transatlantic African Diaspora" in Chapel Hill, NC

By Ed  |  Monday, March 26, 2012  |  Category: News and Events  |  Read Comments (0)  |  Share

The CRGGH was honored to co-host this important event with Dr. Fatimah Jackson, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina (held on March 19-20, 2012). The conference sought to inform our understanding of health disparities observed among African-descended peoples by exploring the genetic and cultural diversity of the. Towards this goal, the conference program highlighted research from leading and world-renown scientists spanning the fields of genomics, epigenetics, biotechnology, ethics, linguistics, paleontology and anthropology.

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