Addressing underrepresentation in genomics research through community engagement.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The vision of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is that people everywhere will realize the benefits of human genetics and genomics. Implicit in that vision is the importance of ensuring that the benefits of human genetics and genomics research are realized in ways that minimize harms and maximize benefits, a goal that can only be achieved through focused efforts to address health inequities and increase the representation of underrepresented communities in genetics and genomics research. This guidance is intended to advance community engagement as an approach that can be used across the research lifecycle. Community engagement uniquely offers researchers in human genetics and genomics an opportunity to pursue that vision successfully, including by addressing underrepresentation in genomics research.

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Cited Authors

  • Lemke, AA; Esplin, ED; Goldenberg, AJ; Gonzaga-Jauregui, C; Hanchard, NA; Harris-Wai, J; Ideozu, JE; Isasi, R; Landstrom, AP; Prince, AER; Turbitt, E; Sabatello, M; Schrier Vergano, SA; Taylor, MRG; Yu, J-H; Brothers, KB; Garrison, NA

Published Date

  • September 1, 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 109 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1563 - 1571

PubMed ID

  • 36055208

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9502069

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6605

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ajhg.2022.08.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States