Researchers Uncover Genetic Variants Linked to Blood Pressure in African-Americans – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A recent genome-wide study has uncovered five genetic variants related to blood pressure in African-Americans. The research team analyzed DNA samples from over 1,000 participants in the Howard University Family Study, a multigenerational study of African-American families from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Dr. Charles Rotimi, at the National Human Genome Research Institute, says the goal of the study was to come up with a better understanding of hypertension in African Americans.
Rotimi: We really wanted to put together a large cohort of African-American families and also unrelated individuals to understand all of these conditions that is very, very prevalent in African American communities.
Narrator: For more information, visit www.genome.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
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