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Q: What is human genome epidemiology (HuGE)?

Human genome epidemiology is the basic science of public health genomics. It is a set of methods for understanding how genetic variation affects the distribution of disease in populations.


Q:  What is the Human Genome Epidemiology Network (HuGENet)?

The Human Genome Epidemiology Network, or HuGENet is an informal  international collaboration of individuals and organizations interested in assessing the role of human genome variation in health and disease at the population level.


Q: Where are the HuGENet Coordinating Centers and how can I get involved?

A:  Currently, there are 4 HuGENet Coordinating Centers that conduct HuGENet activities:

  1. CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics, Atlanta, Georgia
  2. HuGENet UK Coordinating Center, Cambridge, UK
  3. University of Ioannina, Greece
  4. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Visit the HuGENet™ Coordinating Centers’ Web sites to learn about ongoing activities and ways to get involved.


Q:  What is the HuGE Navigator?

A: The HuGE Navigator is an integrated, searchable knowledge base of genetic associations curated and updated weekly from PubMed since 2001.



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