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Progress in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Genetics

By Edwin K. Silverman


Familial aggregation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been demonstrated, suggesting that genetic factors likely influence the variable development of chronic airflow obstruction in response to smoking. A variety of approaches have been used to identify novel COPD susceptibility genes, including association studies, linkage analysis, and rare variant analysis. Future directions for COPD research include genomewide association studies and animal model genetic studies

Topics: Extracellular Matrix Genetics and Lung Disease
Publisher: American Thoracic Society
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