Globally, Indigenous Peoples experience unequal access to genomics-guided health care—a health inequity the World Health Organization calls the “genomic divide.” The Silent Genomes Project aims to address this divide by reducing access barriers to diagnosis of genetic disease in Indigenous children. Understanding First Nations’ needs, preferences, and values is a necessary antecedent to this goal. Dr. Dean Regier and trainee Chenoa Cassidy-Matthews will talk about their developing research designed to understand First Nations’ perspectives surrounding precision diagnosis of rare diseases in British Columbia.
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