Respiratory GeCIP Domain

Description

The Respiratory GeCIP domain is split into five subdomains each dealing with a specific disease group. These sub-domains are:

  1. primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD)
  2. familial interstitial lung disease (ILD)
  3. non-CF bronchiectasis
  4. pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM)
  5. hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT).

Each subdomain will undertake research into two areas, i) linking the genes that are known to be disease-causing with the clinical effect it has on the patient, and ii) identifying genes that are expected to be disease-causing and confirming or refuting this in laboratory models.

The combination of both research areas will help to understand better the genetic cause of the diseases and their effects, allowing more tailored and effective screening and treatment for patients.


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