Office of Population Genomics

The National Human Genome Research Institute’s Office of Population Genomics supports the application of genomic knowledge to health by promoting multidisciplinary research in epidemiology and genomics, by applying genomic technologies to existing population and clinical studies, and by developing new population resources for investigation of genetic and environmental contributions to complex diseases. The Office provides a home for the Genes, Environment and Health Initiative and the Genetic Association Information Network. Led by Jeff Struewing, MD, MS, the Office has an interesting RFA on Genome-Wide Studies in Biorepositories with Electronic Medical Record Data that could really bring a whole new perspective to clinical research … ie, using routine clinical data and biospecimens to answer the big questions. One of my current challenges and a fascinating proposal to work on indeed.

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