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Direct to Consumer Genetics of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

RA Genetics 101: Glass half-full or half-empty? Part 2 In part 2 of this guest series, I present results of my own genotyping analysis provided by the direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing company 23andMe, specifically with respect to the estimated lifetime risk of acquiring RA. To provide a somewhat balanced perspective, I also show the corresponding results of...Continue reading      14 Comments » Read more

An Introduction to the Genetics of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

RA Genetics 101: Glass half-full or half-empty? Part 1 Please welcome Professor Robert W. West, Jr, PhD as a guest on the subject of Rheumatoid Arthritis and genetics. Professor West uses his expertise in genetics to teach Personalized Medicine and other courses to the doctors of the 21st Century. A recent article on Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) illustrates...Continue reading      19 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Genetic Discoveries

I got a link to a short interview called GeneTalk with 23andMe: Rheumatoid Arthritis with a key researcher on RA and genetics. Even though it was just an overview, the topics were fascinating. Free sign up may be required to read the full article, but I’ll quote it directly here. Are there genes that bring a...Continue reading      24 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis News Articles, Vol. 3: Syk inhibitor, CVD Risk & Diabetes Link

3 hot Rheumatoid Arthritis news articles: RA pill, cardiovascular risk guidelines & more! 1 - An oral Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) inhibitor for Rheumatoid Arthritis A recently published study evaluated the effectiveness and safety of a pill being called R788 for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. R788 inhibits Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk), an important immune signaling modulator,...Continue reading      17 Comments » Read more
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