Race-Based Medicine and Race-Based Research: Ethical Considerations for IRBs
Date: February 21, 2019
Authors: Michael Henderson, JD, LLM, MS; Kathleen Reeves, MD; Nicolle Strand, JD, MBioethics
Description: As genomics and personalized medicine advance, there is increased awareness that "race" is an inappropriate proxy for groups that may share a genetic background. However, proposals are still being submitted and approved at institutions across the country that assume that self-reported race correlates with biological/genetic difference. These studies are scientifically out-of-date, as genetic evidence reveals that the difference between races is smaller than differences among individuals of any particular race. Furthermore, such studies, even when conducted with the best intentions, risk perpetuating racist stereotypes, inappropriately influencing clinical medicine, and reinforcing inaccurate ideas about biology and race. Race is a social construct, not a biological.
Time: 1.25 hours
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