Genetic Variant in Black People May Explain Cancer Risk Differences Among Races

June 11, 2018

(Newsweek) – A new study suggests that frequent threats to malaria may have prompted ancient Africans to evolve immune systems with a more robust response to inflammation. Though malaria is no longer a threat to those of African descent who live in the U.S., the genetic variant remains, and may affect current health disparities.

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