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2016 Professor Tony Merriman FRSNZ

Professor Tony Merriman FRSNZ

Using Genetics to Understand the Causes of Gout

Gout is a form of arthritis caused by an extremely painful immune reaction to crystals of uric acid that is a particular issue for Māori and Pacific people. Tony Merriman’s work uses genetics to understand the causes of gout and develop improved approaches to preventing and treating gout.