Genetic research in Indigenous health: significant progress, substantial challenges

Gail Garvey and Christina M Bernardes
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (7): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11075
Published online: 1 October 2012

To the Editor: We read with interest the article by Kowal about genetic research in Indigenous health.1 As stated, this topic is extremely sensitive, but it is one that we must now tackle. The article raises a related issue that has not received any attention: the provision of genetic health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

  • Gail Garvey
  • Christina M Bernardes

  • Division of Epidemiology and Health Systems, Menzies School of Health Research, Brisbane, QLD.


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