The genetics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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Unknown author (2001). The genetics of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. https://doi.org/10.1186/rr34
Abstract Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a significant cause of global morbidity and mortality. Previous studies have shown that COPD aggregates in families, suggesting a genetic predisposition to airflow obstruction. Many candidate genes have been assessed, but the data are often conflicting. We review the genetic factors that predispose smokers to COPD and highlight the future role of genomic scans in identifying novel susceptibility genes.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/rr34
This record's URL: http://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/238274
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