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DNA Strand
28 FEBRUARY 2017

New Research on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is a genetic (inherited) condition, passed from parents to their children through their genes. Alpha-1 may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease at any age. For each trait a person inherits, there are usually two genes; one gene comes from each parent....

Hands on Hands
28 FEBRUARY 2017

New ALF Resources for Primary Biliary Cholangitis

It’s considered a rare disease, but Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC) is one of the most talked-about topics across ALF social media, according to our social media guru David Barton. Calling our PBC community “extremely engaged,” Barton notes “they’re eager to be their own best advocates.” We hear you and are...

Rare Disease
28 FEBRUARY 2017

2017 Rare Disease Day

Because today is Rare Disease Day, the American Liver Foundation proudly dedicates this Liver Lowdown issue to those affected by rare liver diseases. This important day shines a spotlight on the challenges and victories of those diagnosed with any disease in the United States that affects fewer than 200,000 people....


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