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Genetics of Fibromyalgia: studying families
Wednesday 15 May 2013
Researchers identified 116 such families and analyzed their genetic makeup using 341 different markers. They found that the estimated risk rate of fibromyalgia in siblings was 13.6%, compared to a 2% prevalence in the overall population.
They also identified particular genetic markers on a chromosome region labeled 17p11.2-q11.2. This is the first study to identify this particular region as involved in fibromyalgia.
Researchers concluded that these findings suggest genetics play a major role in who develops fibromyalgia. They say further studies involving these families should go forward in order to discover more about the risk and causal factors for the illness.
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