UofL researchers lead call to increase genetic diversity in immunogenomics

(University of Louisville) Historically, most large-scale immunogenomic studies - those exploring the association between genes and disease - were conducted with a bias toward individuals of European ancestry. Corey T. Watson, Ph.D., assistant professor in the University of Louisville Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, is leading a call to actively diversify the genetic resources he and fellow immunogenomics researchers use in their work to advance genomic medicine more equitably.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news