Genetic Variant Associated with Crohn’s Disease Linked to Altered Gut Microbiome

Genetic Variant Associated with Crohn’s Disease Linked to Altered Gut Microbiome
A team led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) found that a genetic variation associated to blood pressure, obesity, cholesterol levels, and schizophrenia is also linked to Crohn’s disease. The study titled “A pleiotropic missense variant in SLC39A8 is associated with Crohn’s disease and human gut microbiome composition," published in the journal Gastroenterology, also reveals that the genetic variant is associated with alteration
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