Over the last decade, researchers — including scientists at 23andMe — have discovered some of the underlying genetics of eczema. We know that many of those with eczema — a common skin condition characterized by itchy, dry, and or discolored skin — also have allergies, asthma, or hay fever for example. In many cases, these conditions also share genetic associations.

New 23andMe+ Eczema Report

June 23, 2021
Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by itchy, dry, and or discolored skin, and a lot of people have it. Atopic dermatitis is the most common type of eczema,...
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The Shared Genetics of Allergies, Hay Fever and Eczema

May 10, 2018
Along with budding blossoms, sniffles and sneezing are another right of spring for millions of people with common allergies, and for humans it’s more than just a runny nose.Dandelion seeds...
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New research identifies more than a hundred immune-related genes associated with asthma and allergies

October 30, 2017
Researchers have identified new genomic regions associated with asthma, hay fever and eczema providing a deeper understanding about why these allergic diseases often occur together in people.
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Genetics found to influence eczema risk across multiple ancestries

October 19, 2015
In what is by far the largest genome wide association study on the common skin condition eczema, researchers led by a team at the University of Bristol in the UK,...
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What Patients Say Works for Eczema

December 17, 2013
CureTogether asked patients with Eczema to list the top ten most helpful treatments for their conditions.
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New Genetic Associations Found For Allergies and Asthma

July 01, 2013
Research published online this week in Nature Genetics, has found new genetic associations for asthma and allergies. The study – done by scientists here at 23andMe and researchers at the...
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New Genetic Insight into the Causes of Eczema

March 02, 2012
Sometimes called the “itch that rashes”, atopic dermatitis, or eczema, is a relatively common condition, affecting up to one in five children and one in 30 adults. Although atopic dermatitis appears to run in families, the genetics underlying this condition are not well understood. New findings published in December in Nature Genetics by lead author Lavinia Paternoster now add more genetic variants to the picture.
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation May Increase Risk For Atopic Dermatitis

April 08, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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