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Research Article

A Genome-Wide Association Study of Hypertension and Blood Pressure in African Americans

  • Adebowale Adeyemo mail,

    adeyemoa@mail.nih.gov (AA); rotimic@mail.nih.gov (CR)

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Norman Gerry,

    Affiliation: The Coriell Institute for Biomedical Research, Camden, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Guanjie Chen,

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Alan Herbert,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics and Genomics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Ayo Doumatey,

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Hanxia Huang,

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jie Zhou,

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Kerrie Lashley,

    Affiliation: National Human Genome Center, Howard University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Yuanxiu Chen,

    Affiliation: National Human Genome Center, Howard University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Michael Christman,

    Affiliation: The Coriell Institute for Biomedical Research, Camden, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Charles Rotimi mail

    adeyemoa@mail.nih.gov (AA); rotimic@mail.nih.gov (CR)

    Affiliation: Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: July 17, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000564

About the Authors

Adebowale Adeyemo, Guanjie Chen, Ayo Doumatey, Hanxia Huang, Jie Zhou, Charles Rotimi
Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Norman Gerry, Michael Christman
The Coriell Institute for Biomedical Research, Camden, New Jersey, United States of America
Alan Herbert
Department of Genetics and Genomics, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Kerrie Lashley, Yuanxiu Chen
National Human Genome Center, Howard University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AA NG AH YC MC CR. Performed the experiments: NG AD HH KL YC. Analyzed the data: AA NG GC AH AD HH JZ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GC. Wrote the paper: AA NG AH CR. Reviewed the manuscript: GC MC.