Week 6 lectures and reading helped me understand the correlation between race and genetics. The reading and lectures enlightened me on the many factors that come with being a specific race and that some races are more likely to have health problems or diseases. This week helped me understand which races are more prone to disease. I am very interested in this topic and still have some unanswered questions. After all, what does a person race have anything to do with developing disease? I understand that each person has a unique genetic code and that some genetic deformities cause disease. What is scary is the genetic deformities that have not yet been discovered to cause this life altering diseases. I think that there is more to developing disease that genetics or nature; there is also nurture or environment. Lately, scientists have concluded that the main factors leading to disease are race and culture. I think that it is easy for a scientist to draw a conclusion that race is the main factor in leading to disease but one must investigate the whole picture. A possibility that may be leading scientist to assume that race is the cause it biases. For example, these scientists could be white and unaware of their bias that is making them form the wrong conclusion. African Americans have been found to have the most genetic diseases such as sickle cell disease. There aren’t many diseases that are linked to the white race specifically; this may be a reason why the white race is seen as pure and above all other races. I really enjoyed this topic because it focused on the science behind races.