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Genetic variation increases risk of kidney disease progression in African-Americans

New research provides direct evidence that genetic variations in some African Americans with chronic kidney disease contribute to a more rapid decline in kidney function compared with white Americans. The research, led by investigators from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University, may help explain, in part, why even after accounting for differences in socioeconomic background, end-stage kidney disease is twice as prevalent among blacks as whites.

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

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