NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Extensive genetic and ancestral diversity exists within individuals who identify themselves as African American, according to a paper scheduled to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggesting care should be taken when applying pharmacogenetic research to individuals within this population.

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