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Kidney failure: study discovers a variety of new risk genes

An international research consortium led by Eurac Research has identified 147 gene regions, that affect Kidney function

Ivo Corrà
© Eurac Research | Ivo Corrà
02 June 2019

In the most comprehensive and detailed study of kidney genetics so far, an international research consortium led by Eurac Research and the University of Freiburg, analysed the genetic makeup of over one million people. The scientists identified 147 gene regions which influence kidney function and for many of these regions they have isolated the specific gene involved. This study has helped to elucidate the mechanisms that control renal function enabling the assessment of risk factors that result in hereditary chronic renal failure.

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