Published in Blood Weekly, February 7th, 2002
In one of the largest DNA-based genetic epidemiological studies ever conducted, TSRI researchers, working with the Health Appraisal Clinic at Kaiser-Permanente in San Diego, California, examined the DNA and clinical data of some 41,000 patients, looking for the genetic disease hereditary hemochromatosis, a metabolic disorder in which excessive amounts of iron are deposited in the liver, pancreas and other organs.
Hereditary hemochromatosis can lead to cirrhosis of the liver,...
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