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Friday, January 25, 2008

Native American Study


"Frank C. Arnett, M.D., of the University of Texas-Houston Medical School, and his colleagues there and at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and the Choctaw Nation Hospital, Talahina, Okla., used genetic markers and epidemiology to identify chromosomal areas linked to scleroderma in a Choctaw population with a known high prevalence of the disease. Working with 18 Choctaw scleroderma patients and 77 healthy Choctaw individuals, the scientists analyzed sites on human chromosomes 15q and 2q that corresponded to locations identified in the scleroderma mouse models."



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