IDENTIFICATION AND FUNCTION OF GENES THAT INCREASE RISK FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS

Grant number: 1105321 | Funding period: 2016 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Endometriosis is a common disease that affects 7% of reproductive age women in Australia, resulting in pelvic pain, subfertility and painful periods. We have undertaken genetic studies that identified a number of candidate genes that show strong evidence for increasing a woman’s risk of having endometriosis. We now seek funding to investigate the functional roles that these endometriosis susceptibility genes play within the uterus, with the goal of identifying new treatments for endometriosis.

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