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Sociobehavioral issues focus of new branch
The National Human Genome Research Institute in December formed a new branch — the Social and Behavioral Research Branch (SBRB) — within its Division of Intramural Research.
The SBRB will concentrate on:
Research groups within the SBRB will include a behavioral genetics unit; a health communications unit; a genetic counseling service unit; a health promotion research section that includes a unit for disseminating counseling research methods; a community genetics research unit; and an ethics and social policy unit that includes research ethics.