COMMENTARY

Genetics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Jean-Paul Achkar, MD, Bret A. Lashner, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

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April 19, 2002

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Conclusion

We have learned a great deal about the genetics of IBD in recent years. Further advances will come with the detection of additional susceptibility genes, elucidation of the function of these genes and their protein products, and the designing of therapies targeted at the pathophysiologic consequences of specific gene alterations. Indeed, we are in an exciting and new era.

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