95% of cell lines used in clinical research of European descent

29 May 2021, Author: Amalyah Hart

The basis for medical research is the pre-clinical research phase, which almost invariably focuses on cellular work in the laboratory. But 95% of all human cell lines used in clinical research worldwide are of European descent – adding an inherent bias to research.

The authors of a collaborative report published today in Cell hope to change that, calling for diversification of the cells used in research.

Full article: https://cosmosmagazine.com/people/ethics/95-of-cell-lines-used-in-clinical-research-of-european-descent/

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