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Genes for Common Diseases

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Finding Susceptibility Genes for Common Diseases

Peter D. Pare, BSc, MD, CM

Professor of Medicine, Director of MacDonald Research Laboratory, St. Paul's Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
January 2002

Presented at Grand Rounds,
St. Paul's Hospital,
Vancouver, British Columbia
50 minutes duration.


  • Review the theory and practice of identifying the human genetic variations which modify individual susceptibility to common diseases
  • Explain how these techniques are being applied to COPD and asthma in the MacDonald Research Labs and iCapture Center
  • Give an overview of how similar techniques can and are being applied to other common diseases

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