Creating an open environment where researchers and the general public can have candid discussions about the scientific and social issues associated with genetic research will go a long way to encourage broader participation from ethnic minorities, Aaron Buseh, an associate professor of nursing at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, writes in The Scientist.

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