NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - In Lancet Respiratory Medicine, an international team led by investigators at the Duke University Medical Center described findings from a prospective study looking at asthma-related information that can be gleaned from apparent asthma risk variants identified in past genome-wide association studies.

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