Asthma associated with seven genetic variants: Study By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD In a fresh study seven genes associated with asthma have already been discovered. For the study genetic variations of 10,365 people who have asthma and 16,110 people minus the condition was studied. The variants determined showed a link with childhood asthma plus some were also connected with later-onset asthma ?infertility treatment . Earlier studies show that asthma could be credited or hereditary to environmental triggers. This study can lead to better means of preventing or dealing with asthma eventually, but such developments will probably take some time. The scholarly research was completed by the GABRIEL consortium, a collaboration between experts from institutes across European countries and various other countries which tries to recognize the genetic and environmental factors behind asthma and was funded by the European Commission, the French Ministry of Study, the Wellcome Asthma and Trust UK.