Genomic approaches to understanding asthma.

  title={Genomic approaches to understanding asthma.},
  author={Lyle John Palmer and William Osmond Charles Cookson},
  journal={Genome research},
  volume={10 9},
Asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease in developed nations, and it is a complex disease that has high social and economic costs. Asthma and its associated intermediate phenotypes are under a substantial degree of genetic control. The genetic aetiology of asthma offers a means of better understanding its pathogenesis and, thus, improving preventive strategies, diagnostic tools, and therapies. Considerable effort and expense have been expended in attempts to detect genetic loci… CONTINUE READING

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