Since genetic research has overwhelmingly focused on white European individuals, people of other ethnic backgrounds might not benefit as much from its clinical application, the Guardian reports.

It adds that the University College London's David Curtis wrote a letter last year to major UK funding agencies to prod them into funding research of more diverse groups, but that Curtis found their response inadequate.

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