Meet The Scientists Fighting For More Studies On Genes And Racial Differences In Health

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BuzzFeed News reports Esteban Burchard, a professor at UCSF and recently Named to Expert Panel for Obama’s Precision Medicine Plan, is “angry that people of color are being sidelined by a medical revolution spawned by the Human Genome Project. He’s angry that when non-white scientists apply for federal dollars to try and turn things around, they find the deck stacked against them. And he’s angry that he, a middle-aged Latino man with a wrestler’s build, can’t walk his dogs without getting stopped by the police.”

 

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The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.