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May 27, 2003

Black gene bank

Large DNA File to Help Track Illness in Blacks.

Saying black people are in danger of being left behind at the newest frontier of medical research, Howard University plans to create the nation's largest repository of DNA from African-Americans.

The samples would be used to find genes involved in diseases with particularly high rates among blacks like hypertension and diabetes.

Posted by razib at 12:37 AM

I expect this to feed black conspiracy theorists like McKinney and Sharpton for decades.

Posted by: Robin Roberts at May 27, 2003 09:40 PM