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Facing up to the genomic gap: Tackling equality and diversity in genomics
July 7 @ 5:30 PM - 6:35 PM
About this event
This webinar is part of the popular Genetics of webinar series and will discuss the challenge of equality and diversity in genomic research and clinical settings and strategies to address this.
Genomic research has traditionally been focused on Caucasian populations, which leads to inherent biases in genomic findings translated into clinical research. Underrepresentation of other populations in genomic datasets and biobanking endeavours leads to genomic medicine services being underutilized and inaccessible to these communities.
During this webinar you will:
- Understand that genomic data is under-representative of many minority populations which has a direct impact on genomic research
- Develop an idea of how the scientific community is trying to address this issue
- Appreciate the challenges of ensuring that diverse communities are able to access the genomic medicine service
- Describe strategies that are being undertaken to try and improve genomic testing provision within diverse communities
The genetics of… series has been developed following feedback from delegates. Presented by the Medical Genetics section of the Royal Society of Medicine, this series of talks will focus on the role of genetics in different areas of health and wellbeing.
Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.