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The underrepresentation of nonwhite ethnic groups in scientific research and in clinical trials is a disturbing trend. The implications of this problem in the limited realm of clinical trials have been reported, but the roots of the disparity run much deeper. Human genomic databases—collections of all the genetic information that has been sequenced over the years—are also heavily skewed toward people of European descent. Research programs, such as All of Us, aim to change this....

Aaron Perry's establishment of a health services center for black men within a barbershop is a premier example of efforts to advance health equity right here in the Madison region. In this Wisconsin Health News interview, Perry discusses the center and his plans for the future....