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  • Christiano's team looked for a correlation between how many genes (each gene comes in two pairs) people with different severities of alopecia areata carried, and found that people who carried 13-14 genes had disease that did not progress, while those with 16 or more most often progressed to alopecia universalis, or total baldness.
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  • Alopecia areata usually starts with one or more small, round patches on the scalp and may eventually progress to total scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis). 
  • A new genetic basis of alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles and causes people to lose their hair.
  • AA is actually more genetically related to celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes --
  • New treatments for AA should be relatively close by.
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