NHGRI Grant Funds Effort to Improve Diversity in Genomic Research

Post Date: July 1, 2020

John Harley, MD, PhD

John Harley, MD, PhD

“Recent advances in targeted, precision medicine offer great promise for improved treatments and preventive strategies,” says John Harley, PhD, a genomics expert who will lead Cincinnati Children’s portion of the project.

“However, we face a significant gap in the quantity of data available from minority populations and in our ability to use the data to improve outcomes. Currently, most of the available data comes from European-Americans. Our eMERGE site will generate data and will apply analyses in ways that that will help address this disparity.”

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