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Asthma

08 July 2010

Ancestry May Affect Lung Function Tests

Adjusting for genetic history would improve results for asthma, COPD, study suggests

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The study, published online July 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine, indicates more adjustments may be necessary because many people have mixed ancestry, which influences the test results.

 

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