Monday, October 18, 2004

The Genome in Black and White (and Gray)

href="http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/10/magazine/10GENETIC.html?
ei=5040&en=a561bafcf007888f&ex=1098590400&adxnnl=1&partner=MOREOVER&adxn
nlx=1098140457-1PrZLVbvVvVYrCMknXVHjA" target=_blank>Imagine that you
have heart failure. What can medicine do for you? It depends: are you
white or black? If you're white, your doctor may prescribe one of the
drugs that seem to ease the symptoms, maybe a beta-blocker or an ACE
inhibitor. And if you're black, your doctor may still prescribe those
drugs, but they might not really help.


posted by ryan griffis  # 4:03 PM

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