21 new genes discovered associated with crohn's

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   Posted 8/29/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
This is good news, because the more genes they find associated with crohn's, the closer they can get to figuring this DD out.
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   Posted 8/29/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow! Thanks for the info.

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   Posted 8/29/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Although I'm officially diagnosed with UC (at one point they called me TYpe unspecified as have a fistula), I am part of a gene testing trial (drs love you when you let them experiment on you or take blood - gets you faster medical attention). THey haven't yet given me feedback but take blood out of me periodically and have me fill out questionnaires, eg, what did you eat as a child that you don't eat now, what allergies do you and members of your family have.

Cheers and thanks for the link.
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   Posted 8/29/2008 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
This is very encouraging! Thanks for posting.

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   Posted 8/29/2008 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you thank you thank you.... this is really good stuff to know!

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   Posted 8/30/2008 1:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Especially with the research came out about phase I trials for drug bCG (the TB vaccine, actually) to be used to effectively cure type 1 diabetes, among other possible autoimmune diseases...
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   Posted 8/30/2008 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
And somewhere in those studies is some of my blood sample. My hospital's lab didn't charge for my blood draw or shipping because my sample was part of this study. And, whew! The health history I had to fill out!
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