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CTDL 190: The Asthma Gene

In the “not sure I assumed this was the case or not” category. I guess I didn’t think Asthma was entirely environmentally caused, ergo I would assume it’s genetic.

First-born babies may be programmed in the womb to have a higher risk of asthma and allergy, research suggests.
A University of South Carolina led team carried out tests on more than 1,200 newborns from the Isle of Wight.
They found first borns were more likely to carry a gene variant which raised their risk of allergy.

[From BBC NEWS | Health | Allergy risk 'may be set in womb']

I guess the real info to take from this is that if it is a gene variant, then it would in theory be something gene therapy treatable.


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