Burchard joins discussion on race and ethnicity

Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH, a UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member, explains the differences between race and ethnicity and the promise that greater genetic knowledge holds for addressing disease during a panel discussion on National Public Radio, Science Friday that aired January 15, 2010. Burchard is an expert on the genetics of asthma and differing responses to asthma treatment among racially diverse populations. The panel discussion was hosted by Ira Flatow. Other panelists were Pilar N. Ossorio, associate professor of law and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin; and Alan Goodman, past president of the American Anthropological Association, and co-director of the The Race Project.

Radio program

Is there a biological basis for race?
Running time: 35 minutes

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