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Virtual Workshop

January 11 – 12, 2022

This jointly supported NIEHS/NHGRI virtual workshop is meant to explore ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) in research endeavors related to gene-environment interaction (GxE) and genetic susceptibility to environmental exposures. As funding for more biomedical and behavioral research to explore those interactions increases, potentially novel ELSI issues are rapidly emerging.

The workshop will bring a range of disciplines and expertise to inform NIH on topics relevant to GxE studies, including:

  • Identification of ELSI findings and practices that might be ready for implementation in GxE research.
  • Exploration of GxE research areas that are priorities for additional ELSI research support.
  • Establishment of a framework for GxE and ELSI guidelines that would shape NIH funding announcements for population-based studies going forward.

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Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research Program
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD  20892