The NIH-funded Polygenic Risk Methods in Diverse Populations (PRIMED) Consortium is developing and evaluating methods to improve the use of polygenic risk scores (PRS) to predict disease and health outcomes in diverse ancestry populations. 

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Improving disease prediction in diverse populations

The UW will serve as the Coordinating Center for NIH's new new Polygenic Risk Score Diversity Consortium.  NIH will fund consortium work through grants totaling $38 million over five years.


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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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