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Genetic variation increases risk of kidney disease progression in African-Americans
Date:11/9/2013

the John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and Dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. It may lead to targeted treatments tailored to the individuals genetic makeup and could significantly reduce the toll of kidney disease.

An estimated 20 million or more American adults have chronic kidney disease, and over 400,000 people in the United States and 2 million worldwide depend on dialysis to treat kidney failure.


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Contact: Bill Seiler
bseiler@umm.edu
410-328-8919
University of Maryland Medical Center
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