An international team led by investigators at the National Human Genome Research Institute and Istanbul University has uncovered new loci linked to Behçet's disease, a blood vessel condition characterized by bouts of inflammation and ulcers affecting the skin, eyes, and other tissues, and which sometimes leading to vision loss. As they reported in Nature Genetics, the researchers genotyped around 800,000 SNPs in 1,209 individuals from Turkey with Behçet's disease.

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