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Scientists Discover Genetic Role In Hair Loss Disorder

Eight genes that underpin hair loss from alopecia areata have been discovered by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center. The genes identified are already associated with autoimmune disorders including type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. They could be targeted in gene therapy to help the 5.3 million Americans who suffer from hair loss regain their […]

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Posted on: July 14, 2010

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Eight genes that underpin hair loss from alopecia areata have been discovered by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center.

The genes identified are already associated with autoimmune disorders including type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. They could be targeted in gene therapy to help the 5.3 million Americans who suffer from hair loss regain their hair.

Vicki Kalabokes, president and CEO of the National Alopecia Areata Foundation, says: “This research is very exciting, as alopecia areata affects a huge number of people worldwide, and there are very few treatments for it — resulting in an enormous unmet medical need. Hair loss is life-altering – sufferers, especially children, experience social stigma. It affects their quality of life and can lead to long-term psychosocial impact.”

The results of the study were published in the July 1 issue of Nature.

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