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Protests Prompt Re-Examination of Inequality in Medical Research

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by Jeannie Baumann

Scientists are grappling with historic inequities in medical research in light of racial justice protests gripping the U.S.

Breaking through decades of mistrust from the Black community to ensure medical research adequately reflects the U.S. population means scientists need to think more about how they engage with minority groups. With more than $16.5 billion pegged for clinical research in fiscal 2020, the National Institutes of Health could use its deep pockets to encourage researchers to improve their outreach to minority populations when readying studies, bioethicists said.

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