Genetic marker may predict smoking quantity in African Americans

In a step toward understanding possible genetic differences in smoking behaviors, a team of researchers co-led by SRI International has identified a genetic marker associated with smoking quantity in people of African ancestry. The study’s findings may help guide future public health decisions related to smoking, because the more people smoke, the higher their risk of lung cancer.

View the original article here: Genetic marker may predict smoking quantity in African Americans – medicalxpress.com

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