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IMAGN!: Increasing Minority Awareness of Genetics Now!

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Publication Date: December 2005

Publisher(s): Genetics and Public Policy Center

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Topic: Health (Medical research and technology)
Population and demographics (Ethnic and racial groups)

Keywords: Public policy; Race; Human genetics; Public consultation

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The one-day conference entitled IMAGN! - Increasing Minority Awareness of Genetics Now! - brought together 150 political, community, business, religious and opinion leaders, mostly from the African American community, and scientists and policy leaders to discuss the impact of the new genetics on the black community.

Participants were charged with addressing the following two questions: How can advances in human genetics be harnessed to improve the health and well-being of African Americans? And how can we protect against inequitable and unjust uses of genetic information?