October 16, 2018, Vol 320, No. 15, Pages 1513-1612
Examining How Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry Data Are Used in Biomedical Research
Vence L. Bonham, JD; Eric D. Green, MD, PhD; Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
JAMA. 2018;320(15):1533-1534. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13609
This Viewpoint discusses the need for a consensus on how race, ethnicity, and ancestry data are reported in biomedical research to avoid inappropriately describing racial and ethnic groups as discrete population groups.