|Session notes written by Trudy Turner.
In genetic studies individuals and families are not named. Why
not stop naming populations?
Populations are not incidentally named. Naming allows
comparisons of social identity and genetic findings. The only reason
to name a population is if it is directly relevant tot he genetic findings.
Not naming a population avoids the issue of lack of fit with the social
Foster suggests that not naming the group should be the default option.
Even if a study is linked to others, confidentiality can be maintained.