NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by researchers at the Mayo Clinic has delved into the genetic contributors to multiple myeloma risk in individuals with varying levels of African and European ancestry.

"Our findings provide important information that will help us determine the mechanism by which myeloma is more common in African Americans, as well as help us in our quest to find out what causes myeloma in the first place," corresponding author Vincent Rajkumar, a hematology researcher at the Mayo Clinic, said in a statement.

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