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HLA-DQ2 and -DQ8 Genotypes in Libyan Children with Celiac Disease - Celiac.com

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HLA-DQ2 and -DQ8 Genotypes in Libyan Children with Celiac Disease

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Celiac.com 10/20/2011 - Very little study information exists concerning rates of celiac disease-predisposing, HLA-related genes in Arab populations. A research team recently investigated the distribution of HLA-DQ2 and -DQ8 genotypes in Libyan children ...

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Such an interesting article. As I am mostly Irish and Lebanese, I feel I genetic timebomb waiting to go off with regards to celiac. With all of the mixing of the genetic subpopulations that goes on in the U.S., I'll bet there's usually a dilution of unfavorable genes. But in the case of celiac, I wonder how often there are actually pairings that are actually exposing celiac genes more often than they otherwise would be?

/geek rant

Sorry guys- used to be an evolutionary bologist. Genetic disease epidemiology is always going to be fascinating to me.

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