NIH Intramural Center for Genomics and Health Disparities (NICGHD)
NIH announced NICGHD last month. This center’s priority:
“… will be to understand how we can use the tools of genomics to address some of the issues we see with health disparities,” Rotimi said. “The availability of tremendous expertise and the remarkable research infrastructure at NIH will make our research activities more robust and will allow us to tackle questions in ways that were not feasible in the past.”
This is good development. Recent research highlights this disparity
I look forward to see the ways genomics tools can address this. There is more information about this in a recently published book, “Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care” and podcast with the same name.