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Cleveland Doctor Creates African American Biobank For Disease Research

Due to a scheduling issue, this segment did not end up airing on Oct 16 as planned.


Many African Americans are skeptical about participating in clinical studies, especially after the infamous Tuskegee experiment where the government didn't give hundreds of black men penicillin to treat syphilis.

But a doctor in Cleveland is trying to rebuild trust in the black community and has created a biobank dedicated to investigating diseases affecting African Americans.

Marlene Harris-Taylor (@marlenetaylor48) of WCPN ideastream reports.

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