We call for an end to the systemic racism that has killed and oppressed people of color for centuries. While the primary focus has been on reforming institutions such as policing, education, and law, we know that systemic racism also affects genomics and medicine. One of the aims of the Human Pangenome Reference Consortium (HPRC) is to help address the racial and ethnic biases in genomic resources, most specifically in the human reference genome. Establishing a human genome reference that better represents human diversity is an important step in addressing the inequity and imbalance of prior human genetics research.
Published on Oct 31, 2019 Presentation at 2019 ASHG GRC/GIAB workshop describing goals and progress of the telomere-to-telomere consortium to generate a genome assembly that
Published on Oct 31, 2019 Platform presentation at ASHG 2019 describing recent updates to the human reference genome assembly (GRCh38) and future plans with relevance
Published on Nov 1, 2019 Presentation at 2019 ASHG GRC/GIAB workshop describing history of the human reference genome, current curation efforts and future plans, and
Accurate identification and description of the genes in the human genome is foundation for biology.