(Reuters Health)—When people undergo genetic testing to find out whether they’re at risk for a specific disease, doctors often wonder how much information to give them. What if the genetic testing results reveal a risk for a disease the patient hadn’t been wondering about? Geneticists are “grappling with what to do with all the information…
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health)—Having a family history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) does not appear to influence the clinical presentation or treatment response of RA to standard medications, researchers from Sweden report. “At first we were a bit surprised by our findings,” Dr. Thomas Frisell from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm told Reuters Health by email. “Patients…
Research in proteomics and genetics sheds new light on treatment strategies, brings potential for breakthroughs
The outcomes of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have not been what scientists expected, but researchers are developing new approaches to use revelatory GWAS information to identify genetic causal variants, predictors of treatment response, and future opportunities for genetic insight.
Will personalized medicine make us healthier or just contribute to information overload?
Strong family history make them good candidates for research
Following sisters of SLE patients may shed light on risk factors and progression of the disease
Novel disease associations revealed by whole genome screens
Understanding the genetic basis of errors of the immune system may provide new opportunities for therapy
Are gender-based differences in rheumatic and autoimmune disease clinically relevant or statistical artifact?