International Team of Researchers Co-Led by Penn Aims to Revolutionize Understanding of How Gene Variants Affect Organ Transplant Outcomes

International Team of Researchers Co-Led by Penn Aims to Revolutionize Understanding of How Gene Variants Affect Organ Transplant Outcomes

Data from Transplant Studies Expected to Improve Understanding of Transplant Complications and Improve Patient Care

PHILADELPHIA – Nearly 30,000 organ transplants are performed in the United States every year. They routinely extend lives, but the success of these procedures continues to be limited by problems that arise when the recipient’s immune system rejects their new organ and other complications. Now, a large international team of transplant surgeons and scientists, co-led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has come together to investigate the genetic factors behind transplant successes and failures. The project, involving more than three dozen research institutions around the world, is called the International Genetics & Translational Research in Transplantation Network (iGeneTRAiN). Their efforts are detailed in a pair of papers published today in Genome Medicine and in the journal Transplantation.

Read the full press release:  http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2015/10/keating/

Posted on: October 1, 2015, by : Hareesh

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