The Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health (CRGGH), established in March 2008, is an intramural initiative at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The CRGGH is a trans-NIH endeavor administered by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), and has additional formal partnerships with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and the Center for Information Technology (CIT).

CRGGH LogoAbout Our Logo

The logo was designed to illustrate the core principles of the CRGGH. The continent of Africa is highlighted to depict the emphasis of our ancestry and to remind us that the human race has a common beginning. The extended strand of the DNA helix also begins in Africa to reinforce that studying the genetic makeup of the African population will lend tremendous insight into the current human genetic variation represented by various ethnicities around the world. However, the extended strand of the DNA helix wraps around the globe to indicate that while the focus on Africa is essential, it is equally important to explore variation represented by other populations. The DNA helix ends with the "CRGGH" acronym indicating that our center is devoted to advancing and promoting efforts to use genomic and biotechnology tools to improve human health in different populations through research and outreach agendas.

Last Reviewed: February 17, 2015