Polygenic risk scores compiled using data from a multi-ethnic biobank helped improve predictions for inflammatory bowel disease, according to study results.

However, researchers said there is a need for more genetic diversity, including more data from Black populations, to improve prediction of IBD risk and reduce health disparities.

“The ability to accurately predict genetic disease risk in individuals across ancestries is a critical avenue that may positively affect patient outcomes, as early interventions and even preventive measures are being considered and developed,” Judy H.

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