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Improved Asthma Treatment For African-Americans: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Trial To Explore Genetics, But Could Socioeconomic Status Also Affect Response?


2/13/2014 7:32:26 AM

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Today the National Institutes of Health released a proposed study seeking to improve asthma in a population suffering from it the most: African-Americans. They said that the trial will explore different drugs and genetic factors for treating the disease. However, is it really genetics that contributes to African-Americans accounting for a 20 percent higher rate of asthma as opposed to non-Hispanic whites?

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