It is well known that asthma and atopy are interrelated, and that both aggregate within families, and there is currently much interest in the genetics of these conditions. In a collaborative agreement grant with AxyS Pharmaceuticals Inc. and with collaborators in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, we have collected 800 sib pairs with asthma with the aim of performing a genome scan to find more major genes for asthma.
(D.L. Duffy, N.G. Martin)