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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.


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 and other African Diaspora populations.


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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