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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.

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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