The investigation of the relationship between various diseases and peculiarities of the structure of genes is a promising trend in modern science. A group of scientists from several countries have joined forces and found more than forty pieces of DNA that are associated with the development of rheumatoid arthritis, writes the BBC. Global study covered 30 thousand people. Scientists believe that the impact on genes will help to solve the problem of rheumatoid arthritis.
In the study, researchers conducted a comparison of the DNA of a healthy person and human DNA with rheumatoid arthritis. 42 areas have been identified as associated with the disease. Robert Plenge (Harvard Medical school) believes that some parts of the DNA rather weak. They can be affected by medication, thereby to cure rheumatoid arthritis.
To date, there has been talk on the subject of the development of therapeutic agents acting is not a genetic level. The main thing is to identify single nucleotide polymorphism, which may directly impact. It should be noted that the studies conducted previously, was found to have similar DNA, but they were determined in patients with leukemia (blood cancer).