The controversial connection between race, genetics and medicine

The controversial connection between race, genetics and medicine

Minnesota Public Radio News
Midmorning Broadcast: 2010-02-03, 09:06 CST

Kerri Miller, Host

Dorothy Roberts, George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology; Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights
University of Pennsylvania

David Goldstein, Professor of Genetics and Director of the Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy Center for Human Genome Variation
Duke University

[From Steven F. Riley: This is an excellent "must listen to" discussion!]

As scientists explore the human genome and medicines tailored to particular genes, a provocative question emerges about whether there is a genetic marker that could explain why some treatments work better for different racial groups. And some say the narrow focus on race misses the point of social disparities and what we now know about genetics. (00:54:12)

(Interview suspends at 00:26:40 for a short news update, then restarts at 00:30:23.)

Listen to the broadcast (00:54:12) in a separate window here.

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