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Genome Biol. 2002 Jul 1;3(7):comment2007. Epub 2002 Jul 1.

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

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  • 1Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5120, USA. risch@lahmed.stanford.edu

Abstract

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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