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News in brief: PRS better than HLA-B27 testing for AS screening; Shingles in RA patients receiving COVID-19 vaccine; De-stressing patients with sclerodoma;

PRS better than HLA-B27 testing for AS screening Polygenic Risk Scores (PRSs) have greater ability than other diagnostic tests to differentiate cases of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) from other causes of chronic back pain, UK research suggests. A study involving 15,585 AS cases and 20 ,452 controls found that the discriminatory capacity of PRSs for identifying AS ...

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