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20 years chasing the genetic roots of asthma

The UCSF Asthma Collaboratory celebrates 20 years of research on genetic factors in asthma.

Asthma drug response in racially diverse children

“Whole genome sequencing of pharmacogenetic drug response in racially diverse children with asthma” has been published by the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (ARJCCM).

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Burchard study finds Latino asthma risk varies with genetic ancestry

A new analysis of nearly 5,500 Latino children with and without asthma led by School scientists has found that variations in their genetic ancestry can partially explain major differences in their risk of developing the disease.

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Genetic ancestry proven powerful in predicting lung function

Genetic ancestry can tell more about a person's potential lung function than the self-identified racial profile commonly used to determine normal lung function reference standards, according to the results of research led by UCSF and Northwestern University.

Burchard comments on asthma genetics

Asthma specialist and genetics researcher, Esteban G.

Burchard explores asthma risk in Latinos

What began as a fascination with fish when he was a child eventually led Esteban Burchard, MD to study genetic differences behind asthma risk.