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Summer internship for Indigenous peoples in Genomics (SING)

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The Summer internship for Indigenous peoples in Genomics (SING) workshop is a one-week workshop that discusses the uses, misuses and limitations of genomics as a tool for indigenous peoples' communities. The short course also trains indigenous peoples to use concepts and methods currently employed in genomics.

The goals of the workshop include facilitating discussion about indigenous cultural values, exploring how science can be beneficially integrated with these values, and increasing their awareness of how genomics is currently used as a tool to assist with projects related to natural resources, history and biomedicine. Through this program, the IGB hopes to increase the number of indigenous peoples in science research, leadership and teaching careers at all levels.