"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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