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Gene puts African-Americans at higher risk for kidney failure

Genetic factors in African-Americans with chronic kidney disease put them at a greater risk for end-stage renal disease compared to white Americans, according to a new study released today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland contributed data from two separate studies: the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension and the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/jhu…

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