Self-identification of race & personalized medicine–does it work?

The Shots blog at NPR reports a study from PLoS One, which suggests that using race as a stand-in for personalized genetic information may not work, especially in certain areas.  Because there’s so much genetic variation among races, the labels that people use for themselves don’t provide the right information for doctors who want to look for genetic risk patterns in the community.

Read more here.

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