Precision Medicine in Asthma Care? How Genomic and Social Determinants Inform Racial Disparities in Childhood Asthma
Post Date: December 18, 2019 | Publish Date:
Studies have shown that asthma prevalence varies by race, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, and geography.
However, race is a social construct with no biological basis. And self-reported race is not the same as genetic ancestry.
So when SHOULD scientists and clinicians take race and ethnicity into account when studying a disease that affects 11 million children in the United States, including one in every six children in Ohio? There are valid reasons to do so, and invalid ones.