Monday, March 21, 2022

National Academy Seeking Public Feedback on Use of Population Descriptors in Genomics Research

 The National Academy's Committee on Use of Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry as Population Descriptors in Genomics Research is now actively requesting public comments from those involved in genomics research about how they use descriptors like race, ethnicity, and ancestry as well as thoughts on potential improvements to usage. 

For those who would like to be considered as a potential speaker at their workshop on April 4th, the deadline for submission is March 23rd. Comments will be accepted until June 1st, 2022, and may be potentially considered for a summer workshop or use in the committee's final report.

We encourage PharmGKB and CPIC users to please provide their thoughts, in order to help the committee incorporate feedback from as many people as possible as they continue this important work.