Race-based medicine and the multiracial population

2018-10-22T07:37:06+00:00October 22nd, 2018|

Failure of race-based medicine? We aren’t accounting for the unique genetics of biracial and multiracial populations Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup | Genetic Literacy Project | October 22, 2018 For several decades in modern medicine history, human race has been used as a constant variable to predict and/or determine our disease risks, biometric profiles, health behaviors and outcomes. It drives many of our medical standards, including clinical guidelines, medical school curricula, and clinical decision support tools and algorithms. This reductionist approach to medicine, however, has proven questionable and risky for biracial and multiracial [...]