Genomics for all in the 21st century?

Martina C. Cornel, Vence L. Bonham

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As the field of genomics enters the second decade after the completion of the International Human Genome Project, human genomics research is still far from reflective of the ancestral diversity found in global populations. This special issue of the Journal of Community Genetics brings together a global perspective on the need for researchers and health care professionals to support achievable milestones that will enhance global ancestral diversity in genomic research for the 21st century, and integrate the resulting knowledge into health care that benefits everyone. As the publications in this special issue illustrate, this will require focused community engagement, including often overlooked isolated populations, as well as meaningful integration of genomics and health services across the global landscape. With the advancement of sequencing technology and reduction in the cost, the time has come to address critical barriers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-251
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Community Genetics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • Community engagement
  • Diversity
  • Genomics
  • Health care disparities
  • Health equity

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