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Asthma is not a disease

This relates to the Lancet Commission on Asthma, which very sensibly is called After Asthma.  I’ve been saying for years that asthma is like an arbitrary line drawn across a 3D picture of a town, and being told that everything on one side is asthma-ville and everything on the other is not, when in fact asthma is determined by your house number, not your street name.  348 more words

Big data yields surprising connections between diseases

Using health insurance claims data from more than 480,000 people in nearly 130,000 families, researchers at the University of Chicago have created a new classification of common diseases based on how often they occur among genetically-related individuals. 643 more words