Abuja, 31st Mar - 4th April, 2014. This is a 5-day intensive writing course designed for early and mid-career medical and life sciences researchers aimed improving their skills in scientific writing and enhance the quality of manuscripts for publication. Read More
Anticipating and addressing the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of scientific developments has been a key feature of the genomic research agenda (1–4). Research in genomics is advancing by developing common infrastructures and research platforms, open-access and sharing policies, and new forms of international collaborations (5–12)...Read More
2014/15 MSc. Bioethics program form is out at the University of Ibadan postgraduate school
This is to inform you that application form for the University of Ibadan postgraduate school for the 2014/15 session is out. Individuals who are interested in the MSc. Bioethics program should be apply through the UI postgraduate school website: http://pgschool.ui.edu.ng/
Please note that application commenced on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 and would last for EXACTLY six (6) weeks.
NIH awards two new grants to explore the understanding of genomics research in Africa
Two grants totaling more than $300,000 will support studies on genomic literacy among Africans as it relates to research conducted in Africa by African investigators. The three-year grants are part of the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) program, funded by the National Institutes of Health's Common Fund in partnership with Britain's Wellcome Trust.
One of the grants will support a research project to understand cultural and language concepts of genomics in Nigeria. The goal is to develop a participant consent form for a diabetes study that better relays genetic concepts in terms that people from both rural and urban environments in Nigeria understand. The other grant will support a project to determine Ethiopians' understanding of gene-environment interactions, with a goal of also increasing awareness about disease susceptibility.
Both grants are part of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) component of H3Africa. The program has disbursed approximately $78 million to date.
Current WAB Newsletter | Volume 8 Issue 3
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