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Genes Linked to 2 Health Problems in Blacks

Reinberg, Steven (2006) Genes Linked to 2 Health Problems in Blacks. HealthDay.

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New studies have found a genetic component to two health problems in blacks: premature birth and prostate cancer. The findings buttress previous research linking genetics to health problems in different racial and ethnic groups. In the case of premature birth and prostate cancer, knowing the increased risk may lead to new treatments, the researchers said. The findings were published in this week's edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Additional Information: Access to full text is subject to the publisher's access restrictions. For More Details Information About The Research Described In This News Article, Please Search The Minority Health Archive To Read To The Following Scientific Journal Articles: 1.) Wang, Hongyan and Parry, Samuel and Macones, George and Sammel, Mary D. and Kuivaniemi, Helena and Tromp, Gerard and Argyropoulos, George and Halder, Indrani and Shriver, Mark D. and Romero, Roberto and Strauss, Jerome F., III (2006) A functional SNP in the promoter of the SERPINH1 gene increases risk of preterm premature rupture of membranes in African Americans. PNAS 103(36):13463-13467. 2.)Freedman, Matthew L. and Haiman, Christopher A. and Patterson, Nick and McDonald, Gavin J. and Tandon, Arti and Waliszewska, Alicja and Penney, Kathryn and Steen, Robert G. and Kristin Ardlie, Kristin and John, Esther M. and Oakley-Girvan, Ingrid and Whittemore, Alice S. and Cooney, Kathleen A. and Ingles, Sue A. and Altshuler, David and Henderson, Brian E. and Reich, David (2006) Admixture mapping identifies 8q24 as a prostate cancer risk locus in African-American men. PNAS 103(38):14068-14073.
Uncontrolled Keywords: genetic component, health problems, African-Americans, premature birth, prostate cancer, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
Subjects: Health > Prenatal & Pediatric Health
Health > Public Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
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    Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2011
    Last Modified: 01 Jun 2011 10:55
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/697

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