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A National Dialogue on Genetics and Minority Issues

Mittman, Ilana Suez and Secundy, Marian Gray (1998) A National Dialogue on Genetics and Minority Issues. Community Genetics, 1 (3). pp. 190-200. ISSN 14222795

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Abstract

This paper summarizes two-day deliberations on issues of genetic services and diverse communities, attended by experts representing genetic consumers, representatives of diverse communities and genetic providers/scientists. The discussions held in round table dialogue sessions focused on the following subjects: Inclusion of ethnic/racial minorities in bio-medical research; ensuring minority access to genetic services; consumer protection in genetic testing and empowering minority communities to take part in genetic research and service provision. The discussions are vividly illustrated by the presentation of numerous quotes obtained from transcripts of the sessions held. The paper concludes with useful recommendations for genetic providers, educators, scientists, and policy makers on the issues of involving diverse communities in the various aspects of the new genetics.


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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: Dialogue, Diversity, Minorities, Community, Genetics, Policy
Subjects: Health > Policy
Research > Genetics and Race
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Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2011 22:17
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2011 22:17
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/2950

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