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Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP)

  1. Morris W Foster

Published Online: 15 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005173.pub2



How to Cite

Foster, M. W. 2008. Human Genome Diversity Project (HGDP). eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2008


The Human Genome Diversity Project was proposed as a public project to collect and analyze DNA samples from diverse human populations. While never realized as an actual DNA collection, the investigation of human genetic variation largely has been taken over by more biomedically oriented initiatives.


  • genetic variation;
  • diversity;
  • indigenous people;
  • bioethics;
  • race;
  • ethnicity