Research uncovers potential genetic cause of asthma

An international team of scientists has identified the primary genes that place some children at high risk of severe childhood asthma, according to research published in the journal Nature Genetics.

Dr. Klaus Bønnelykke, a senior researcher at the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood (COPSAC), the Danish Pediatric Asthma Center, Copenhagen University Hospital, and his colleagues believe that the specific gene variant they discovered could be an actual cause of this type of asthma, which is a leading cause of hospitalization in younger children.

One of the genes they located had not previously been implicated in the disease, the University of Copenhagen said in a statement.

Read the full, original story here: Potential New Genetic Cause Of Asthma Discovered By Researchers

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