Scientists concerned about lack of diversity in genomic research

A growing number of genomic studies have generated important discoveries regarding human health and behavior, but new research from the University of Oxford suggests that scientific advancement is limited by a lack of diversity. The study shows that the people studied in genetic discovery research continue to be overwhelmingly of European descent. It also pointed out that these subjects are concentrated in a handful of countries – the UK, US and Iceland, and have specific demographic characteristics.

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