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The Missing Diversity in Human Genetic Studies
- Sirugo, Giorgio, Williams, Scott M., Tishkoff, Sarah A.
- Cell 2019 v.177 no.1 pp. 26-31
- Europeans, humans, prediction, risk
- The majority of studies of genetic association with disease have been performed in Europeans. This European bias has important implications for risk prediction of diseases across global populations. In this commentary, we justify the need to study more diverse populations using both empirical examples and theoretical reasoning.