Scientists link 5 genes to childhood-onset IBD

11/16/2009 | United Press International

An international group of researchers discovered five genes that appear to play a role in childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease and found a biological process that causes inflammation in the digestive system related to the condition. "Pinpointing how specific genes act on biological pathways provides a basis for ultimately personalizing medicine to an individual's genetic profile," said one of the researchers.

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