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Author Kowal, Emma.

Title Genetic research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities : beginning the conversation : discussion paper / Emma Kowal, Lobna Rouhani and Ian Anderson
Published Carlton South, Vic. : Lowitja Institute, 2011


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Description iv, 44 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents Background papers : Genetic research and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; Summary of international guidelines for Indigenous genetic research; Review of summary of international guidelines for Indigenous genetic research; genetic literacy in Indigenous communities -- Discussions at the Indigenous Genetics Roundtable : summary; welcome, aims, overview; presentations: Jenefer Blackwell, Sheila van Holst Pellekaan, Emma Kowal; group discussions; presentation: Kristine Barlow-Stewart; next steps -- Appendix : Indigenous Genetics Roundtable Program and list of attendees
Summary "Genetics is at the forefront of medical research, but it is rarely used in Indigenous health research projects. In the past, proposals to conduct genetic studies in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia have been highly criticised and rarely funded. However, genetic researchers worldwide argue that genetics has the potential to reduce health disparities (including Indigenous health disparities) in multiple ways: through understanding disease pathogenesis, using genetics to probe environmental risk, predicting disease risk, finding novel diagnostics and drug targets, and pharmacogenomics"--Preface
Notes "University of Melbourne."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 38-43)
Notes Also available in an electronic version on the Internet. Address as of 24/08/2011:
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Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene.
Aboriginal Australians -- Medical care -- Research.
Genetics -- Research -- Australia.
Genomics -- Australia.
Author Anderson, Ian, 1965-
Rouhani, Lobna
Lowitja Institute.
University of Melbourne.
ISBN 9781921889066