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Genetic Ancestry-Smoking Interactions and Lung Function in African Americans: A Cohort Study

  • Melinda C. Aldrich equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Melinda C. Aldrich, Rajesh Kumar

    melinda.aldrich@vanderbilt.edu

    Affiliations: Division of Epidemiology, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America, Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Rajesh Kumar equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Melinda C. Aldrich, Rajesh Kumar

    Affiliation: Children's Memorial Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Laura A. Colangelo,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • L. Keoki Williams,

    Affiliation: Center for Health Policy and Health Services Research and Department of Internal Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Saunak Sen,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Stephen B. Kritchevsky,

    Affiliation: Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Bernd Meibohm,

    Affiliation: College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Joshua Galanter,

    Affiliation: Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Donglei Hu,

    Affiliation: Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Christopher R. Gignoux,

    Affiliation: Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Yongmei Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Tamara B. Harris,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Elad Ziv,

    Affiliation: Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Joseph Zmuda,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Melissa Garcia,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Tennille S. Leak,

    Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Marilyn G. Foreman,

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Lewis J. Smith,

    Affiliation: Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Myriam Fornage,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Medicine and Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Kiang Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Esteban G. Burchard,

    Affiliation: Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: June 21, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039541

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