PHRI Investigators Marie Pigeyre and Matt Lanktree co-hosted the OMICS and Epidemiology conference last week, where presenters explored the challenges and best practices for addressing race, ethnicity and ancestry in health research – particularly in the context of ‘OMICS studies.

PHRI Senior Scientist Sonia Anand, who leads the Population Genomics Program at McMaster, and Ron Do, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, NYC, gave compelling presentations of some of the complexity facing health research as we broaden both our cultural awareness around population health and our technologies in understanding epidemiology at the level of genes.

These Tweets best summarize the key points. (You do not need a Twitter account to click through and read them.)

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