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Public Workshop on Use of Population Descriptors in Genomics Research

April 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

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The second meeting of the Committee on Use of Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry as Population Descriptors in Genomics Research will be held on April 4 and April 7, 2022.

As part of this workshop, the committee request public comment on the current use of population descriptors such as race, ethnicity, ancestry, etc. in genomics research and how the use of population descriptors could be improved upon in the future.

The agenda will be available on the event webpage.

The committee requests public comments as part of this workshop. The committee would like to hear from researchers, advocates, and any other interested stakeholders on how population descriptors are currently being used effectively in genomics research, how they could be improved, and what systems might be used effectively in the future.

The committee will invite a few authors representing a sample of the submissions to present their comments at the workshop on April 4th. If you wish to be considered as a speaker at this workshop, please submit your comment by March 23rd. Authors of submission submitted after March 23rd may also be considered to be speakers at the workshop in the summer.

Click here to learn more and submit your comment.


April 4, 2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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