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Today's Research Becomes Tomorrows Cure

A Children's Hospital of Philadelphia-led team of researchers has quantified the heritability of nine pediatric-onset autoimmune diseases. CHOP's Hakon Hakonarson and his team examined genotyping data from more than 5,000 unrelated pediatric autoimmune disease patients and 36,000 controls and found that type 1 diabetes and juvenile idiopathic arthritis had the highest levels of heritability, as they reported today in Nature Communications.
Article by: GenomeWeb; October 09, 2015