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Recruitment of Yoruba families from Nigeria for genetic research: experience from a multisite keloid study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Ethics, September 2014
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Title
Recruitment of Yoruba families from Nigeria for genetic research: experience from a multisite keloid study
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BMC Medical Ethics, September 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-15-65
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Peter B Olaitan, Victoria Odesina, Samuel Ademola, Solomon O Fadiora, Odunayo M Oluwatosin, Ernst J Reichenberger

Abstract

More involvement of sub-Saharan African countries in biomedical studies, specifically in genetic research, is needed to advance individualized medicine that will benefit non-European populations. Missing infrastructure, cultural and religious beliefs as well as lack of understanding of research benefits can pose a challenge to recruitment. Here we describe recruitment efforts for a large genetic study requiring three-generation pedigrees within the Yoruba homelands of Nigeria. The aim of the study was to identify genes responsible for keloids, a wound healing disorder. We also discuss ethical and logistical considerations that we encountered in preparation for this research endeavor.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 16%
Student > Postgraduate 6 13%
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Other 10 22%
Unknown 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 38%
Social Sciences 5 11%
Arts and Humanities 4 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 7%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 6 13%

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#7,762,781
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