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Categorization of humans in biomedical research: genes, race and disease.

  • Author(s): Risch, Neil;
  • Burchard, Esteban;
  • Ziv, Elad;
  • Tang, Hua
  • et al.
Abstract

A debate has arisen regarding the validity of racial/ethnic categories for biomedical and genetic research. An epidemiologic perspective on the issue of human categorization in biomedical and genetic research strongly supports the continued use of self-identified race and ethnicity.

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