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Asthma-Linked Loci Uncovered in Genome-Wide Analysis of Individuals of African Ancestry

“We need to understand what is driving asthma in these populations,” senior author Kathleen Barnes, the director of the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine at CU Anschutz, said. “Now we have a much better genetic foundation for pursuing this.” 
“Ultimately, we hope that a better understanding of the genetic risk factors for asthma in African ancestry populations will lead to the development of better therapeutic interventions,” first author Michelle Daya, an assistant professor at the CU School of Medicine, said.

GenomeWeb, Feb. 22, 2019

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