Addressing Multiple Sclerosis in Communities of Color

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Mapping Multiple Sclerosis Susceptibility to the HLA-DR Locus in African Americans Jorge R. Oksenberg,1 Lisa F. Barcellos,1 Bruce A. C. Cree,1 Sergio E. Baranzini,1 Teodorica L. Bugawan,2 Omar Khan,3 Robin R. Lincoln,1 Amy Swerdlin,1 Emmanuel Mignot,4 Ling Lin,4 Douglas Goodin,1 Henry A. Erlich,2 Silke Schmidt,5 Glenys Thomson,6 David E. Reich,7 Margaret A. Pericak-Vance,5 Jonathan L. Haines,8 and Stephen L.

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