Genetic test can identify patients most at risk of kidney rejection

When Frances Zammit was 27, her kidneys failed. For seven years she required dialysis three times a week until in 2008 she received a kidney transplant. The donated organ never worked properly and nine months later it was removed. She was back on dialysis and waited another six years until she could receive another kidney. That came in December. The kidney has good function but it is already showing signs of fibrosis, a worrying indicator that it, too, might fail. But there is hope a new genetic test will be able to catch early signs of transplant difficulties. Frances Zammit last…
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