SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – In order to realize the promise of precision medicine and ensure that it does not perpetuate healthcare disparities, diverse data sets will be needed, experts said at the BioData World West conference here this week.

Diversity is needed both in order to understand how population differences in genomic variation impact health and also to ensure that the bioinformatics and artificial intelligence tools that researchers are turning to for data analysis are not biased.

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