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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers have uncovered genetic loci that could contribute to asthma risk among individuals of African ancestry.

Individuals of African ancestry have high rates of common, chronic conditions, including asthma. In the US, 11.6 percent of African-Americans have asthma, while 8.3 percent of whites do, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While part of the risk may be due to environmental or socioeconomic factors, genetics is also thought to play a part.

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