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News: Discovery of new genes will help childhood arthritis treatment

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Discovery of new genes will help childhood arthritis treatment 

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Discovery of new genes will help childhood arthritis treatment 

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Scientists from the University of Manchester have identified 14 new genes which could have important consequences for future treatments of childhood arthritis. This study led by the Inflammatory Arthritis in Children team at the NIHR Manchester Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit brought together an international group of scientists from around the world and is the largest investigation into the genetics of childhood arthritis to date. The research published in Nature Genetics, which looked at DNA extracted from blood and saliva samples of 2,000 children with childhood arthritis and compared these to healthy people. The discovery may help to predict which children need specific treatment earlier and allow for better control pain management, and improved quality of life and long-term outcome.

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The University of Manchester media release 

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25/04/2013 

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30/05/2013 

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Created at 30/04/2013 17:04  by Leonilde Yahyaoui 
Last modified at 30/04/2013 17:04  by Leonilde Yahyaoui