Using Population Descriptors in Genetics and Genomics Research: A New Framework for an Evolving Field (Paperback)

Using Population Descriptors in Genetics and Genomics Research: A New Framework for an Evolving Field By National Academies of Sciences Engineeri, Division of Behavioral and Social Scienc, Health and Medicine Division Cover Image

Using Population Descriptors in Genetics and Genomics Research: A New Framework for an Evolving Field (Paperback)

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Genetic and genomic information has become far more accessible, and research using human genetic data has grown exponentially over the past decade. Genetics and genomics research is now being conducted by a wide range of investigators across disciplines, who often use population descriptors inconsistently and/or inappropriately to capture the complex patterns of continuous human genetic variation.

In response to a request from the National Institutes of Health, the National Academies assembled an interdisciplinary committee of expert volunteers to conduct a study to review and assess existing methodologies, benefits, and challenges in using race, ethnicity, ancestry, and other population descriptors in genomics research. The resulting report focuses on understanding the current use of population descriptors in genomics research, examining best practices for researchers, and identifying processes for adopting best practices within the biomedical and scientific communities.

Product Details ISBN: 9780309700658
ISBN-10: 0309700655
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication Date: August 6th, 2023
Pages: 240
Language: English