Genetic Studies in Scleroderma

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In this video from the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation, we see a presentation from the Scleroderma Patient Education Conference held on October 15, 2016 in Chicago.

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Dr. Shervin Assassi, MD, an associate professor at the McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas talks about his research into genetics and the role genes play in scleroderma. He explains that scleroderma is a complex polygenic disease and is caused by the alteration of several genes rather than a single gene and talks about the work of a genome-wide association study and its results.

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