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Pharmacogenetics and ethnically targeted therapies

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7506.1508-b (Published 23 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1508

Authors' reply

  1. Raj Bhopal, professor of public health (raj.bhopal@ed.ac.uk),
  2. Taslin Rahemtulla, research associate
  1. Public Health Sciences, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
  2. Public Health Sciences, Division of Community Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

    EDITOR—Kahn emphasises that the results of the BiDil trial do not show that black African-Americans are biologically different from white Americans. Although he makes this point by contrasting it with a partial quotation from our editorial, his emphasis is very close to the tenor of our argument as summarised in the closing sentence: “A historical perspective is likely to be helpful—claims of a biological basis to racial …

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