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connection between genetics and wound healing

New research on the connection between genetics and wound healing

By: Lydia L. Kim, Digital Content Editor

A new study published in Plos Pathogens examines the connection between wound microbiomes and wound healing.

This study was described as “being the first to identify patient genetic determinants for wound microbiomes and healing.” A patient’s genetics play a major role in determining specific risk factors as well as treatment decisions for healthcare providers, and this research may greatly impact the field of wound care.

Read more about the study and its results here.



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