A World of Difference - The Dangers of Incomplete Genom Research

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Current genetic research is dangerously incomplete or worse, mistaken. African, Asian or Hispanic populations are largely excluded from research for disease detection, prevention and treatment.

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A World of Difference - The Dangers of Incomplete Genom Research

Current genetic research is dangerously incomplete or worse, mistaken. African, Asian or Hispanic populations are largely excluded from research for disease detection, prevention and treatment. The new push to create more diverse biobanks in Africa and Asia is overdue.

Current genetic research is dangerously incomplete or worse, mistaken. 78 percent of individuals included in genome studies are white Europeans. African, Asian or Hispanic populations are largely excluded from research for disease detection, prevention and treatment. Yet, gene mutations and variations in different populations lead to different reactions to treatment of for instance asthma, blood pressure or heart disease. The new push to create more diverse biobanks in Africa and Asia is overdue. AND it creates huge ethical challenges.

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