The Challenges and Impact of Human Genome Research for Minority Communities
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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is excited about the launching of "The Human Genome Project" through our National Educational Foundation. Once again, Zeta is blazing a new path into the 21st Century in an area that remains an age-old mystery. Our sorority is at the forefront of cutting edge research data that will allay some of the myths and fears that surround this project.
We have undertaken the responsibility to serve as a link between the scientific community and the general population – the people whom we serve in our local communities. It is especially important that the minority community is made aware of the impact that genomic research will have on our lives.
Whether from the perspective of health care, career interest, social and ethical implications, we feel very strongly that a case should be made in lay terms for the inclusion of the African American community in our country’s exploration into genome research.
Commendations are extended to Sorors Dr. Kathryn T. Malvern and Issie S. Jenkins, Esq. for their dedication and commitment to the success of this very important work. We are delighted with their leadership as we realize this opportunity to devote some of our efforts to forces that will shape the future.
Our work with "The Human Genome Project" is just beginning. You will hear much more about it through our activities over the next two years.
W. Carpenter, Ph.D.
|The online presentation of this publication is a special feature of the Human Genome Project Information Web site.|