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Archives - Ethics & Communities

Ethical Studies Funded or Co-Funded by NIGMS
NIGMS supports studies on the ethical, legal, and social implications of biomedical research related to the Institute's scientific mission.

  • Pharmacogenomics and Minority Populations
  • The Promises and Pitfalls of Native Genetic Research
  • Informed Consent for Studies Involving Surgical Patients

Health Disparities Supplements Funded or Co-Funded by NIGMS
These awards are intended to foster research aimed at understanding whether pharmacogenetic differences exist among racial and ethnic groups.

  • Study of Pharmacogenetics in Ethnically Diverse Groups
  • Han Chinese-American DNA Repository and Community Consultation
  • Beta-Blocker Pharmacogenetics in Ethnic Populations
  • Mexican American Community Consultation Process
This page last reviewed on January 10, 2017