Genetics and asthma

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Asthma is a heterogeneous disease of related clinical phenotypes with a complex etiology based on genetic susceptibility and environmental influences. A primary aim of genetic studies in a common disease such as asthma is to identify a group of genetic variants that may interact with these environmental exposures to predict the risk for the development (susceptibility) or progression (severity) of asthma. Asthma susceptibility and severity are determined by a number of genetic variants that each contribute to the risk architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Asthma
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781466585621
ISBN (Print)9781466585614
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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