More than 200 Genes Identified for Crohns Disease

More than two hundred gene locations have now been identified for the chronic bowel condition Crohn’s Disease, in a study that analysed the entire human genome.

Published today in The , scientists at have devised a new method for identifying and mapping gene locations for complex inherited diseases. Using this method, they have been able to identify a large number of additional for Crohn’s Disease, making a total of more than 200, which is more than have been found for any other disease. For example, there are just 66 known gene-regions for .

Crohn’s Disease, a type of Bowel Disease, is a chronic illness of complex origins affecting approximately 100 to 150 people per 100,000. Understanding the genetic component of such complex diseases is central to explaining patients’ symptoms and improving treatment.

More than 200 genes identified for Crohn’s Disease
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Crohn’s Disease, a type of , is a chronic illness of complex origins affecting approximately 100 to 150 people per 100,000. Understanding the genetic component of such complex diseases is central to explaining patients’ and more »

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