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Congratulations to George Adigbli, a DPhil student in the Transplantation Research and Immunology Group at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, whose article on the limitations of using race in biomedicine has been published this month in Nature Medicine.

George Adigbli, DPhil student in the Transplantation Research and Immunology Group at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford. © Medical Sciences Division and John Cairns

In this thoughtful and powerful comment, George explores the limitations of using race in biomedicine, which are important to recognise because race is often afforded more biological value than can be scientifically justified — and less social value than it commands.

Read the full comment in Nature Medicine

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