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Look beyond race in genetic studies (BMN News)

  November, 16 2001 18:41
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"Race" is meaningless genetically, a confounding variable in medical research, and studies should no longer be based on it, geneticists argued at a briefing in New York on Nov 14. They highlighted "myths" that link ethnicity to specific diseases, calling race a "crutch" and a proxy for family lineage that can only confuse further research in genomics.

Full story in BioMedNet, Nov 15, 2001.

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