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

Risch, Neil and Burchard, Esteban and Ziv, Elad and Tang, Hua (2002) Categorization of humans in biomedical research: genes, race and disease. Genome Biology, 3 (7). pp. 1-12.

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Abstract

A debate has arisen regarding the validity of racial/ethnic categories for biomedical and genetic research. Some claim ‘no biological basis for race’ while others advocate a ‘race-neutral’ approach, using genetic clustering rather than self-identified ethnicity for human genetic categorization. We provide an epidemiologic perspective on the issue of human categorization in biomedical and genetic research that strongly supports the continued use of self-identified race and ethnicity.


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: biomedical research, race, genes, disease, ethnicity
Subjects: Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases
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Research > Genetics and Race
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2011 12:25
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/193

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