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23andMe helps identify 11 new genetic associations for asthma-with-hay fever
Date:1/28/2014

6p13 regions, which have now been established as containing genetic risk factors for allergic disease. The study also found that genetic risk factors for allergic disease are located in or near variants ZBTB10 and CLEC16A. Further investigations of the entities underlying both associations may help identify previously unrecognized pathways in the development of asthma and hay fever.

The study, titled "Genome-wide association analysis of the phenotype asthma-with-hay fever for 20,000 persons identified 11 risk loci, including variants near ZBTB10 and CLEC16A" was published on January 2, 2014 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.


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