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Bull World Health Organ vol.80 n.2 Genebra Jan. 2002
Support for genetics research training initiative
WHO is to support a new international training programme on genetics research. The programme has been set up by the Fogarty International Center of the United States National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with WHO and seven NIH partners: the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIES), the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes (NINDS), and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The current combined financial commitment from the FIC and its partners is US$ 15 million for the next five years. The goal of the new programme is to enhance the technical capacity in genetic science in developing countries. It will also provide a forum for research and debate on the ethical, social and legal implications of performing genetics research in low- and middle- income countries.
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