skin

New Genetic Associations for Rosacea Found

July 05, 2018
A new study found that seven gene regions associated with the chronic skin condition, rosacea, also play a role in skin pigmentation, immune response, and inflammation. The findings give new insight into the underlying biology of the disease and may hold clues for identifying drug targets used to treat it, according to the researchers at GlaxoSmithKline who collaborated with 23andMe to conduct the study.
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New genetic variants found to influence risk of most common skin cancer

August 19, 2016
With summer upon us many are hitting the beach or pool and taking in some rays. Of course we’re also slathering on sunscreen, since with sun exposure comes risk for...
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SNPwatch: 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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