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A genome-wide association study in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): Identification of two major susceptibility loci
There is considerable variability in the susceptibility of smokers to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The only known genetic risk factor is severe deficiency of α1-antitrypsin, which is present in ...
Susceptibility to chronic mucus hypersecretion, a genome wide association study
Background: Chronic mucus hypersecretion (CMH) is associated with an increased frequency of respiratory infections, excess lung function decline, and increased hospitalisation and mortality rates in the general population. ...