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Health disparities (also called healthcare inequality in some countries) refer to gaps in the quality of health and health care across racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and socioeconomic groups.
Researchers use gene-editing in tomatoes to boost vitamin D content

Researchers use gene-editing in tomatoes to boost vitamin D content

New technique uses genetic data that may better predict disease risk in a population

New technique uses genetic data that may better predict disease risk in a population

Researchers provide a roadmap to get genetic ancestry right for science and society

Researchers provide a roadmap to get genetic ancestry right for science and society

NIH’s research program publishes genomic information of nearly 100,000 individuals

NIH’s research program publishes genomic information of nearly 100,000 individuals

Inclusive new tool for genomic research boosts efforts to develop more precise treatments for diseases

Inclusive new tool for genomic research boosts efforts to develop more precise treatments for diseases

Mice study shows how air pollution reduces sperm count by causing brain inflammation

Mice study shows how air pollution reduces sperm count by causing brain inflammation

Study finds spike in calories among children, adolescents due to consumption of ultraprocessed foods

Study finds spike in calories among children, adolescents due to consumption of ultraprocessed foods

Studies highlight different aspects of link between obesity and cancer

Studies highlight different aspects of link between obesity and cancer

Genetic makeup of more than 53,000 people offers valuable insights into dangerous diseases

Genetic makeup of more than 53,000 people offers valuable insights into dangerous diseases

New study explores the role of genetics in prostate cancer

New study explores the role of genetics in prostate cancer

Study examines impact of “Front Style Labels”

Study examines impact of “Front Style Labels”

Many consumers are confused by whole grain labels on food packaging

Many consumers are confused by whole grain labels on food packaging

Study: LGBT-friendly medical practices can improve HIV and STD screening rates

Study: LGBT-friendly medical practices can improve HIV and STD screening rates

Genomics study in Black Americans could lead to precision prostate cancer therapies

Genomics study in Black Americans could lead to precision prostate cancer therapies

Report highlights role of genomics in perpetuating racism and inequality

Report highlights role of genomics in perpetuating racism and inequality