Elusive Genetics


Lynn Jorde is a professor in the human genetics department at the University of Utah School of Medicine. GT's Jeanene Swanson caught up with him to discuss the use of genetic markers to define race and whether genetic tests can accurately correlate disease with ancestry.

Genome Technology: What are genetic markers of race?

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