In a small part of a large collaborative study involving the 20 institutions of the Family Blood Pressure Program, a team of researchers has tracked high blood pressure risk to two regions on chromosomes 6 and 21 through admixture mapping.

Once the work “gets out,” said Dabeeru Rao of Washington University in St. Louis, who is one of the project’s 20 principal investigators, other hypertension researchers will compete to produce variants and pharmacogenomic applications to find which genotypes respond best to certain drugs.

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