Episode 39: Research that Embraces Diversity

Jeffrey Trent

Jeffrey Trent Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G.G.

TGen President & Research Director

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Science has come a remarkably long way, especially since sequencing the human genome, but has it come far enough for everyone?
  A focus of TGen's research has always been finding a path to the clinic and ensuring the work is relevant to all ethnicities, ages and genders. But that’s not always easy.
  "Right now, precision medicine is not precise for every American, and especially it's not precise for those that are of non-European ancestry," says Jeffrey Trent Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G., TGen's Founding President and Research Director, on episode 39 of TGen Talks, who discusses a new project that comes at a time where the focus on diversity in our population should be represented more significantly in our research and healthcare system.
    He also explains how investigators at TGen headquarters continued their research into various cancers and other diseases without missing a beat while most of the world was on COVID lockdown, and shares his views on the value of having summer interns.