Assistant Professor and LSA Collegiate Fellow Tina Lasisi lent her expertise to a recent special issue of Frontiers in Genetics, published in August. Not only did she co-edit the research topic, she was also the first author of the editorial on the ethical challenges surrounding genetic studies of marginalized populations.

"This Research Topic, entitled 'The Ethics and Challenges of Studying the Genetics of Marginalized Populations,' offers a pointed examination of the ethical considerations embedded within the study of genetics in historically underrepresented groups. Although there is much discourse on the need to include data from historically marginalized groups in genetics research, we believe that true inclusion lies not only in the diversification of samples but also that of researchers. As such, we have made a concerted effort in this Research Topic to invite contributors from diverse backgrounds."

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