Did you know. . .
People of African ancestry are 4 times more likely to develop kidney failure than Caucasians.
Unique changes in APOL1 gene explain much of the high risk of kidney disease in Blacks.
About 13% of African Americans carry these APOL1 gene changes.
Not all carriers of APOL1 gene changes develop kidney failure.
Right now doctors don’t have a way to screen for individuals with APOL1 gene changes who are likely to develop kidney disease.