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Genetic ancestry has no role to play in how African American patients with asthma respond to medication, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.

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Researchers found that improved lung function in patients after taking inhaled steroids was related to a series of baseline breathing function measures, not genetic ancestry.

Advances in genetics have led to the development of ancestry markers spread across the human genome, which allow genetic ancestry to be easily and inexpensively estimated among African Americans.

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