U of Chicago Researchers Discover Novel Polymorphisms Associated With VTE in African Americans | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A research team led by University of Chicago researchers has discovered novel polymorphisms on chromosome 20 associated with increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in populations of African descent.

VTE is a disorder characterized by blood clots that form in the deep veins of the legs. These clots can travel to the lungs and become fatal. Those who suffer from VTE often have one or several alterations in their DNA that affect normal function of blood's clotting process.

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