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Opinion: Lack of diversity hinders genetic studies. We can change that

As a genetics researcher and a Chinese woman married to a Mexican man, who together are raising biracial children, I'm concerned about the lack of ethnic diversity in genetic studies.

As a geneticist, I feel fortunate to live in the post-genomic era. The sequencing of the human genome has made it possible to make advances in understanding human genetics at an unprecedented pace. Genetic research is changing our understanding of early human migration and offering tantalizing insights into human biology. I have high hopes that we will be able to use these insights to better prevent, treat, and potentially cure diseases.

And yet, genetic research also engenders frustration. My hope for the future

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