WASHINGTON, DC (GenomeWeb) – By taking a community-based approach, researchers were able to boost the number of minorities who are typically underrepresented in genomic research in their studies, as they discussed during a session at the Why We Can't Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genome Medicine.

Minorities are not well represented in genomics research, and by not including them researchers may be missing key genetic variations, said Carlos Bustamante, a professor at Stanford University and one of the meeting organizers.

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