Changing the paradigm from 'race' to human genome variation

  title={Changing the paradigm from 'race' to human genome variation},
  author={Charmaine D. M. Royal and Georgia M. Dunston},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  volume={36 Suppl 1},
Knowledge from the Human Genome Project and research on human genome variation increasingly challenges the applicability of the term 'race' to human population groups, raising questions about the validity of inferences made about 'race' in the biomedical and scientific literature. Despite the acknowledged contradictions in contemporary science, population-based genetic variation is continually used to explain differences in health between 'racial' and 'ethnic' groups. In this commentary we… 
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