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Through the Neuropsychiatric Genetics of African Populations-Psychosis (NeuroGAP-Psychosis) program, researchers from the US and Africa hope to begin to address the problem of genetic research relying disproportionately on people of European ancestry, as Anne Stevenson from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Lukoye Atwoli from the Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya, write in a commentary at WBUR.

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