CAAPA Calendar

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CAAPA Project

In September, 2011, the Consortium on Asthma among African-ancestry Populations in the Americas (CAAPA) received support from the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, to achieve two broad goals: 

  • Discovery of genes conferring risk to asthma among individuals of African ancestry
  • Catalog genetic diversity in populations of African descent, especially those whose ancestry reflects the African Diaspora in the Americas. 

To achieve these goals, CAAPA investigators are integrating publicly available databases (i.e., 1000 Genomes Project, genomic and exomic sequence data generated as part of NIH-supported ARRA projects), with whole genome sequencing data, now being generated in the first phase of CAAPA.