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NHGC Vision Statement
The National Human Genome Center at Howard University is a comprehensive resource for genomic research on African Americans and other African Diaspora populations, distinguished by a diverse social context for framing biology as well as the ethical, legal, and social implications of knowledge gained from the human genome project and research on genome variation. The vision for the NHGC is founded upon Howard University’s history of providing leadership for America and the global community in the critical areas of education, health, and social justice.

NHGC Mission Statement
The mission of the National Human Genome Center is to explore the science of and teach the knowledge about DNA sequence variation and its interaction with the environment in the causality, prevention, and treatment of diseases common in African American andother African Diaspora populations. 

NHGC Goal
The goal of the NHGC is to bring multicultural perspectives and resources to an understanding of human genome variation and its implications for disease prevention and health promotion.

 
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President Patrick H/ Swygert Sharing the Vision for the National Human Genome Center at Howard University
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we map the human genome, unfold the particularities of life itself, and begin to understand the very mechanisms that produce life, i want the investigations of our scientists and students to be informed by values,by the ancient truths, by a sense not of the simple randomness of life but of its order"...as revealed in the human genome sequence.                              
                                                           --- H. PATRICK SWYGERT, President of Howard University

*Excerpt from 1998 message at Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University
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