Stanford Anthropologists Study Role That PGx, Race Play in Drug Discovery | GenomeWeb

A small team of anthropologists at Stanford University has begun investigating whether pharmacogenomics technologies and the use of racial and ethnic data are creating health-care disparities among different racial groups.

The object of the study, which recently received a $500,000 grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, is to learn how drug makers use pharmacogenomics technologies and racial categories to make drug-development decisions, according to lead author Sandra Lee, a senior research scholar in anthropology at Stanford.

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