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Image of multicultural people,  with genetic sequencing over the globe.  Credit: National Human Genome Research Institute
NIH awards $38 million to improve utility of polygenic risk scores in diverse populations

The NIH will fund grants totaling $38 million over five years to develop methods that will improve the way that polygenic risk scores can be used to predict disease in diverse communities.

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