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Does "race" as self-identified by patients meaningfully correlate with DNA?

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Ask participants to self-identify "race" as they would be asked on many organizational forms, such as employment, school, and insurance forms.


Examine if DNA of participants correlates with their self-identified "race."


My theory is "race" is a meaningless categorization of most people, but nevertheless people often use social categories without significant correlation with DNA. If true, then the All Of Us data could encourage doctors and patients to avoid social categorizations of "race".

The remaining questions allow you to outline in more detail the information needed to address your research question. The series of questions allow up to five entries. If you have more than five entries, please try to prioritize them and enter the remainder in the final field. When done, click Submit at the bottom. No

If you did not find your Data Item #1 in the dropdown selection above, please enter it here. Self-identified race of participant

By what method will Data Item #1 be obtained? This may Include procedures, tools, techniques, assays, and analytical approaches for the collection, measurement, or analysis of data. If you do not find the required method, you may enter it in the textbox below. Survey

Are there specifications that apply to the method by which Data Item #1 will be obtained, e.g., is the measurement taken once a year, every month, or some other variation? If you do not find your specification in the dropdown, you may enter it in the textbox below. Once

Data Item #2 Clinical outcomes

Method #2 Autopsy reports

Specification #2 Once

Data Item #3 History, family

Method #3 Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS)

Specification #3 Once


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Idea No. 260