It’s important to include all races in clinical studies.
Human beings are very much alike. Only one-tenth of one percent of our genes varies from one person to the next. But even though we are very similar, illnesses – and the medications that treat them – affect each of us differently, depending on our gender, age, health, ethnicity and race.
It’s important to test new treatments in different groups of people in order to understand what treatments work best for them. The best way to know that a particular medicine is right for someone is to test it in similar people.
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