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Approved research

Comparative genetic and analysis of pulmonary diseases across different races

Principal Investigator: Dr Zhu Zhang
Approved Research ID: 56719
Approval date: January 6th 2020

Lay summary

Most of the pulmonary diseases may be influenced by race, ethnicity and other genetic factors. However, limited data exist that compare these pulmonary diseases such as COPD, IPF, VTE et al between different ethnic groups, especially in the Chinese population and Western population. Asia is the most populous continent, accounting for 60% of the world population. As the world's most populated country, the Chinese population is accounted for like 1/5 of the world's population. Meanwhile, the evidence shows pulmonary diseases have been the primary diseases affecting Chinese population health. But these patients are always underrepresented in human genetics research. Our research results will add important evidence on the genetic diversity in Chinese patients and UK patients in pulmonary diseases.