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Why We Need More Diversity in Genetics Research

A team of Mass General researchers recently published a perspective piece that shed light on the fact that majority of publicly available genetic data belongs to people of European ancestry, meaning the medical advances made using European genetic data are less informative to non-Europeans.

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New National Research Program Focuses on Connection and Community

Why do some individuals and populations experience poorer health outcomes than others? When it comes to health disparities in the United States, many would say the problem is a vicious cycle. Research shows that diseases like heart disease and cancer disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority populations. Yet biomedical research studies and clinical trials have […]

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(Cambridge, MA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004) - The Harvard Foundation presents "The Annual Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Lecture," featuring speaker James Earl Jones, distinguished actor of stage and screen and this year's recipient of the Harvard Foundation Humanitarian Award at Memorial Church. Harvard Foundation Director Allen Counter (pictured) listens during the talk. Reception follows in the Great Space, Robinson Hall. Staff Photo Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard University News Office

Remembering the Legacy of a Mass General Neurophysiologist and Pioneer in Race Relations at Harvard

Black History Month is an annual celebration in February of achievements by African Americans. This year, we’re commemorating the life and legacy of S. Allen Counter, a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, a neurophysiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and the founding director of the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. Although Counter […]

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