Hussman Institute Researchers Collaborate on First Genomic Survey of Multiple Hispanic Populations

A study co-led at the Miller School by Eden Martin, Ph.D., professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics, has identified a wide diversity of ancestry within and between Hispanic populations, findings that could lead to more targeted gene discovery for the group.

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Hussman Researcher Receives $1.6 Million Grant to Study Genetics of Diverse Hispanic Populations

Eden R. Martin, Ph.D., professor of human genetics and director of the Center for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, was awarded a $1.6 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to study genetic differences in ancestry among Hispanics in the U.S.
Martin and Carlos Bustamante, Ph.D., professor of genetics at Stanford University, are co-principal investigators of the project, “Genomic Origins and Admixture in Latinos,” or GOAL, which began September 1.

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