Although Congress first required the National Institutes of Health to include more women and people of color in medical studies in 1993, progress has been slow until recently. Now, researchers are making a concerted effort to diversify medical studies, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) November 16 reports.
According to the WSJ article, researchers say having more diverse data sets from clinical trials, which are in turn used to approve drugs and train artificial intelligence, will lead to better treatments for wider populations. The article also noted:
Researchers behind these and other efforts say that studying diverse populations in medical research is essential to understanding the biological workings of disease in various populations and how best to prevent and treat it.Read More >>