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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. Burchard, who is a physician scientist and faculty member in the UCSF School of Pharmacy, has uncovered differences in asthma risk and medication effectiveness in Latino subgroups that have profound implications for research, health care, and public policy. Learn more about Burchard's work in Science Café, a UCSF weekly column highlighting the culture, conduct, and community of science.

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Family Trees: A Conversation with Physician-Scientist Esteban Burchard


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