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The Center for Genomics and Society at UNC-Chapel Hill (CGS) was funded as a Center for Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social (ELSI) Research in 2007. In 2013, it was awarded a competitive renewal and is currently in a year of no cost extension. The CGS is housed in the the Department of Social Medicine, an interdisciplinary department in the School of Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Our mission is to conduct transdisciplinary, policy-relevant research and to provide training on the ethical, legal and social implications of large-scale genomic studies and their translation into clinical and public health interventions.