Faulty DNA discovery could indicate a cure for arthritis
Ian Johnston, who writes in The Independent, reported on a study in which researchers found 42 "defective" areas of DNA when comparing patients with arthritis to people without the disease.
The work, published in the journal Nature, is the largest genetic study ever carried out, involving nearly 30,000 patients, BBC News reported.
The principal investigator, Professor Robert Plenge, of the Harvard Medical School, said: "What this offers in the future is an opportunity to use genetics to discover new drugs for complex diseases like rheumatoid arthritis to treat or even cure the illness".
The team discovered that an existing medication could treat a weakness produced by one of the defective areas.
Comment: approaching personalized medicine.
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