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New Study Uncovers Genetic Links to Rosacea

Wednesday, April 1, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Researchers have identified gene variants that suggest a genetic component for rosacea, which could lead to new treatment targets and a better understanding of this incurable skin disease.

In a study published online in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (March 12, 2015), researchers from Stanford University’s department of dermatology and 23andMe, a personal genetics company, studied data from nearly 23,000 of the genetics company’s clients, including 2,618 rosacea cases. They identified two rosacea-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), one which replicated in another group of 29,481 people, including 3,205 rosacea cases.

Read more at Dermatology Times.

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