Health Rewind: Are Genes to Blame for Kidney Failure Among Blacks?

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Genetics May Be Factor for Kidney Failure in Blacks

Why do African-Americans have higher rates of kidney failure? A new study suggests that our genes may play a factor in this racial health disparity. Researchers from Johns Hopkins found that the APOL1 gene, which progresses kidney disease, is found in 10 percent of Blacks yet rarely in whites, says Health Canal

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