Family History of Short Telomeres – Chromosome ‘Caps’ – Tied to PF Risk

Family History of Short Telomeres – Chromosome ‘Caps’ – Tied to PF Risk

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Family History of Short Telomeres – Chromosome ‘Caps’ – Tied to PF Risk

People with a familial history of short telomere syndrome (STS) — a disorder involving shortened telomeres, or chromosome “caps” — may be at an increased risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis, even if they themselves do not have the mutation that causes STS, a new study highlights. “This has consequences for genetic counselling of STS families,” the researchers wrote. “The risk for pulmonary fibrosis is still increased in non-mutation carrying first-degree relatives [parents, siblings, or children]…

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