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Sounds like the WTC rescue worke...

Posted Sep 13 2008 2:03am

Sounds like the WTC rescue workers who have had serious lung disease problems have a genetic disorder that increases risk of COPD and lung disease when combined with environmental factors (such as smoke, particulates and the like). This condition, called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, is suspected as being as one of the biggest unknown, and underdiagnosed, genetic conditions.

Since DNA Direct has Alpha-1 testing services, I’m going to let an article from Medical News Today tell you about why this is big news: (more…)

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