Gene Study Yields New Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis

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Gene Study Yields New Clues to Crohn's Disease, Colitis
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 8:50am

There is some good news for those of you who suffer from Crohn's Disease and Colitis according to this Health Day News article. "Scientists say research into the genetics of inflammatory bowel disease -- which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -- is revealing new insights into the origin of this set of illnesses.The researchers said they have linked genetic variations in 163 regions of the human genome with a heightened risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Of those regions, 71 are newly discovered." more

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