Is genetic ancestry a tool to combat health disparities?

Rex L. Chisholm*

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Scopus citations


The use of race and ethnicity in medicine has become a matter of intense debate. Currently the social construct of race and ethnicity is far from precise, serving as a poor proxy for ancestry. In this issue of Cell, Belbin et al. provide an interesting framework for better characterizing population substructure in a diverse urban environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1964-1965
Number of pages2
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 15 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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