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Asthma

Every day in the United States, 40,000 people miss school or work due to asthma. Since the 1980s, the number of asthma cases has been increasing worldwide. Though there is no cure for asthma, treatment and avoi… (See Below for Full Description)
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Every day in the United States, 40,000 people miss school or work due to asthma. Since the 1980s, the number of asthma cases has been increasing worldwide. Though there is no cure for asthma, treatment and avoidance of asthma triggers can keep the disease under control for most people. If a parent has asthma, there is a one-in-three chance his or her child will develop asthma. But inheriting asthma is not as simple as a single "asthma gene." An entire set of genes is involved, combined with the exposure to certain substances in the environment. Asthma researchers are making exciting and complex discoveries about the genetic and environmental causes of asthma, which may eventually lead to asthma prevention. Advances in genetic engineering techniques provide new tools for developing treatments that can be customized for a variety of forms of asthma. Asthma describes the complex relationships among genes, the environment, and asthma, and how scientists are using this information to improve the lives of people dealing with asthma.

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ISBN-13 978-0-7910-9663-5
ISBN-10 791096637
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-2653-1
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Genes and Disease
Author Terry L. Smith
Publication Date 7/1/2009
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Further reading. Web sites. References. Glossary. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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