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Dupuytren~sq~s Contracture Research - NEW
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10/13/05 02:39
Dr. Wicks

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10/13/05 02:39
Dr. Wicks

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Dupuytren~sq~s Contracture Research - NEW

Allegheny General Hospital, University of Nebraska Researchers, Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha have identified the location of a gene on the human genome that is responsible for Dupuytren's contracture.

Great news!

10/13/05 02:24
jim h

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10/13/05 02:24
jim h

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Gene News

I find a brief mention of this on their web site but no details. Do you know more?

10/13/05 02:50
Stage One

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10/13/05 02:50
Stage One

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Gene News

Dr. Wicks; thank you for this pertinent news. We will
all look forward to future developments. Identifying the
gene is a major step toward "understnding" the condition
and appropriate treatment. Go Corn Huskers!

10/14/05 02:25
diane 
10/14/05 02:25
diane 
GO BIG RED

As a UNL alum afflicted by dups i am thrilled to hear the news of the discovery of the gene causing it. Can someone direct me to the liturature reporting this finding?

Diane

10/14/05 02:52
Michael L.

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10/14/05 02:52
Michael L.

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Genetic Basis for Dup~sq~s


Well, apart from a couple of errors of fact in the Newswire report, that is really terrific news! It can be only a matter of time now until they nail it down to a single gene. It's even great news that the basis of the disease, or at least some variants of the disease, is so simple as to be attributable to a single gene.

But not all Dup's run in families. It may be that there is more than one genetic basis for it, as is true for cancers. And it may be a long time, if ever, until they can build upon the knowledge to create a therapy.

- MML

10/14/05 02:47
jim h

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10/14/05 02:47
jim h

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link

Hammer head, can you give me a link to that story? I'd like to bookmark it.

10/15/05 02:42
Hammer head

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10/15/05 02:42
Hammer head

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link

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-13-2005/0004167642&EDATE=

10/15/05 02:50
Frances

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10/15/05 02:50
Frances

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Where to find it

For those who prefer Google, search 'Center for Genomic Sciences' then click under 'Research' located at the top of the screen. It's article #8 called 'The Genetics of Dupuytren's Contracture.'


10/15/05 02:10
jim h

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10/15/05 02:10
jim h

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gene

Thanks

10/16/05 02:15
marjorie 
10/16/05 02:15
marjorie 
gene

Don't get too excited yet. The gene itself has not yet been discovered, only the area. Like looking for a needle in a haystack.

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