Genes May Explain Racial Disparities In Asthma, Genentech, Inc. (DNA) Study  
10/7/2008 6:48:20 AM

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Asthma patients who are black tend to have more severe disease than asthma patients who are white, leading to more asthma control problems, higher rates of emergency department visits, and overall worse quality of life. These findings point to genetic differences that lead to poor responses to drug therapy as the source of these racial disparities.