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More than 200 genes behind Crohn’s Disease identified

Genes British scientists at the University College of London have devised a new method for identifying and mapping gene locations for complex inherited diseases, including Crohn’s Disease. In a recent study, these scientists at UCL have been able to identify a large number of gene locations for Crohn’s Disease. Get this: There are more than 200, more than any other disease, putting Crohn’s disease at the top of the list.

Crohn’s Disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. It’s chronic and approximately 100 to 150 people per 100,000 suffer from the disease. Understanding the genetic component of such a complex diseases is central to potentially explaining patients’ symptoms and improving treatment.

To learn more about Crohn’s disease and symptoms, click here to visit our Crohn’s Disease page.

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