Mistrust Lingers

For some African Americans, genetic testing brings up past problems of participating in medical research, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Alondra Nelson, a sociology professor at Columbia University, tells the paper there's been a history of "scientific racism" — notably the Tuskegee syphilis experiment in the US — and because of that, she says, "[t]he mistrust never goes away."

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