An Ethical Framework for International Research – 23andMe May 13, 2021

I saw this on 23andMeAn Ethical Framework for International Research:

May 13, 2021 By 23andMe under 23andMe Research

If you are at all familiar with 23andMe, you know that a lot of science goes into what we do. But with it have always been considerations about how to do our work ethically and responsibly.

A good example of this is our recent work to address disparities in genetics research for underserved populations internationally. As part of that work we collaborate with scientists working among underserved communities in Africa, the Americas, and parts of Asia through our Populations Collaborations Program.

To ensure that this research is conducted ethically, 23andMe’s Research Team developed a framework that is specific to working in these communities. The framework outlines key ethical principles and best practices for conducting that research that meet the ethical challenges of engaging with populations historically underrepresented in genomics research. In the process, our team developed what could be a model for other researchers working in these communities.


About Wichita Genealogist

Originally from Gulfport, Mississippi. Live in Wichita, Kansas now. I suffer Bipolar I, ultra-ultra rapid cycling, mixed episodes. Blog on a variety of topics - genealogy, DNA, mental health, among others. Let's
This entry was posted in Bloggers, DNA, Genealogy and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.