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Title: Indigenous Genetics and Rare Diseases: Harmony, Diversity and Equity.
Authors: Baynam, Gareth
Molster, Caron
Bauskis, Alicia
Kowal, Emma
Savarirayan, Ravi
Kelaher, Margaret
Easteal, Simon
Massey, Libby
Garvey, Gail
Goldblatt, Jack
Pachter, Nicholas
Weeramanthri, Tarun S
Dawkins, Hugh J S
Citation: Advances in experimental medicine and biology 2017; 1031: 511-520
Abstract: Advances in our understanding of genetic and rare diseases are changing the face of healthcare. Crucially, the global community must implement these advances equitably to reduce health disparities, including between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. We take an Australian perspective to illustrate some key areas that are fundamental to the equitable translation of new knowledge for the improved diagnosis of genetic and rare diseases for Indigenous people. Specifically, we focus on inequalities in access to clinical genetics services and the lack of genetic and phenomic reference data to inform diagnoses. We provide examples of ways in which these inequities are being addressed through Australian partnerships to support a harmonious and inclusive approach to ensure that benefits from traditional wisdom, community knowledge and shared experiences are interwoven to support and inform implementation of new knowledge from genomics and precision public health. This will serve to deliver benefits to all of our diverse citizens, including Indigenous populations.
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Journal title: Advances in experimental medicine and biology
Publication Date: 2017
ISSN: 0065-2598
Type: Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10137/5163
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67144-4_27
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