Article Abstract

European Respiratory Society International Congress programme highlights on occupation and epidemiology

Authors: Carl Reynolds, Paul Cullinan


Asthma is a common chronic childhood respiratory disease long-known to be both strongly heritable and to have important environmental determinants. In recent years genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have emerged as an indispensable tool to help understand the complex gene-environment relationships that determine asthma susceptibility and phenotype, including response to treatment.