By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In The Lancet, members of the Australian Asthma Genetics Consortium report on two new risk loci for asthma: a SNP in the interleukin-6 receptor gene IL6R and a chromosome 11 locus that's most closely linked to allergic asthma.

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