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Burchard comments on asthma genetics

Asthma specialist and genetics researcher, Esteban G. Burchard, MD, MPH, joint faculty member in the UCSF Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, discusses the differences in the incidence of asthma and response to asthma drugs among various subgroups within the larger Latino population. His goal is to find the underlying genetic reasons for these differences and to use this knowledge to improve asthma treatment. The report appeared April 27, 2010, on ABC 7 TV.

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