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GRASP: Genetics of African American Scleroderma

African American patients have both a higher incidence of scleroderma and have a tendency to develop more severe disease.  These features suggest that there may be a strong genetic component to scleroderma in this population.  We are one of 25+ sites participating in this project sponsored by the NIH and the Scleroderma Research Foundation looking to define the genetics of scleroderma in the African American population so that we can better understand their disease and hopefully identify new treatment targets that relate to the genes which lead to their severe phenotype.


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