Genome-wide association study identifies risk genes in African Americans with inflammatory bowel disease

In the first genome-wide association study (GWAS) of genetic risk factors for inflammatory bowel disease in African Americans, a research team has identified two regions of the genome (loci) associated with ulcerative colitis only in people of African descent. The study was led by Emory University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Cedars-Sinai …

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