The role of genetics in the development of asthma and atopy

  title={The role of genetics in the development of asthma and atopy},
  author={M. Blumenthal},
  journal={Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  • M. Blumenthal
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • Purpose of reviewThe mapping of complex traits such as asthma and atopy is one of the most important and central areas of human genetics. This article will present an overview of the current status of genetic studies of asthma and atopy using genome screens and association studies that have occurred in the literature since January 2003. Recent findingsMany regions of the genome have been found to have linkage with the phenotypes of asthma and atopy. Over 70 variants in candidate genes have been… CONTINUE READING
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