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Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Segregation Anew? The Rise of Pharmacogenomics and the Implications for Race in America
4:30 PM -  6:00 PM
This event is part of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Personal Genomics Seminar Series.

Pharmacogenomic research offers the potential benefits of personalized medicine and targeted therapies, but it also raises the risk of reinforcing racial differences and stereotypes. Will pharmacogenomics increase the importance of race in American society? This panel explores how racial concepts and categories are influencing scientific, medical, and industrial development in this arena. It will also investigate how policy interventions may allow us to exploit the potential of pharmacogenomics, while avoiding its pitfalls.