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(KTVI) - If you have spring allergies - pollen is here. Tree buds are blossoming and it is worse if you have asthma. If you are an African American with asthma, finding relief is more difficult.

Washington University Pediatrician Dr. Leonard Bacharier is doing research to see why African American's are 20 percent more likely to have asthma.

Washington University is one of 30 sites in 14 states that is taking part in Bacharier's clinical trials. The trials are funded by the National Institutes for health.

Bacharier talks to John Pertzborn about his asthma research and clinical trials.

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