Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm (PST) via Zoom
Neil Hanchard, MD, DPhil, FACMG, Investigator at the Center for Precision Health Research and Head of Childhood Complex Disease Genomics Section at the National Human Genome Research Institute will present New Frontiers in African Genomics.
Recent advances in human genetics have largely been fulfilled through studies among individuals of European ancestries, creating a gap in knowledge, equity, and applicability that adversely impacts persons of all ancestries. As the ancestral home of modern humans, Africa has a deep and complex genetic heritage that has the potential to meaningfully inform our shared human history and positively impact health and disease across global populations. Dr. Hanchard will discuss efforts to fill this diversity gap and provide practical examples of how those efforts are positively impacting our understanding of health and disease.
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