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Improved Measures of Diet & Physical Activity for the Genes, Environment, & Health Initiative (GEI)

The Genes, Environment, and Health Initiative (GEI) is a NIH-wide project led by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). The overarching goal of the GEI is to determine the etiology of common diseases by focusing on the interaction of genetic and environmental factors to better understand how these interactions contribute to health and disease.

The GEI is an investment in genetic studies and environmental monitoring technologies. The genetic component is focused on genome-wide association studies and data analytic methods. As genes alone do not tell the whole story, the other component examines exposure biology.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013