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NIDDK Research Update

Dec 4, 2014

NIH-supported researchers have found six new regions in the human genome that increase susceptibility to immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), a major cause of kidney failure worldwide. The susceptibility genes are found in people of Asian and European ancestries and affect the risk of developing IgAN and the age at which disease develops.