Genes, Common Cold Triggering Asthma In Children
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A combination of genes and a symptom of the common cold can put kids at increased risk for asthma. It’s an association local researchers at the University of Chicago have confirmed and it may help lead to therapies to prevent the most common chronic illness in young kids. University of Chicago medicine researcher Carole Ober and her team studied groups of children from families at high risk for asthma. They looked closely at kids with a copy of a genetic marker on chromosome 17.