Bloomberg Law
Jan. 26, 2018, 8:57 PM

Transgender, Economic, Ethnic Diversity Urged for Genome Study

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
staff correspondent

Realizing precision medicine’s potential requires getting genetic information from individuals across gender, economic, ethnic, and other lines, researchers said Jan. 24.

Truly inclusive genetic information means including individuals who are homeless, uninsured, low-income, transgender, non-English speaking, and disenfranchised to share their genomic information to help advance knowledge. And that includes collaborating with startups and corporations seeking to advance precision medicine to reach the greater population, health advocates told a Silicon Valley audience.

“I think we want to make sure that precision medicine doesn’t result in more disparities that we see in our community,” said Greg Talavera, chief of research ...