Daneshjou R, Cavallari LH, Weeke PE, Karczewski KJ, Drozda K, Perera MA, Johnson JA, Klein TE, Bustamante CD, Roden DM, Shaffer C, Denny JC, Zehnder JL, Altman RB. Population-specific single-nucleotide polymorphism confers increased risk of venous thromboembolism in African Americans. Molecular genetics & genomic medicine. 2016 Sep;4(4). 513-20. PMID: 27652279 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5023936
African Americans have a higher incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) than European descent individuals. However, the typical genetic risk factors in populations of European descent are nearly absent in African Americans, and population-specific genetic factors influencing the higher VTE rate are not well characterized.