Genetics Research Failing Majority of World Population

Many diseases associated with genetic traits are ancestry-specific, yet upwards of 80% of genomic association studies are performed on individuals of European descent. As a result, much of the knowledge gained from the exploding field of genomic sequencing research disproportionally benefits those of European ancestry. How do we ensure that research funds are also being allocated towards DNA sequencing research that benefits those from ancestries who are currently underrepresented in these studies?


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