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Dental Med’s Andres Pinto discusses genetics and canker sores

We still don’t know what fundamentally causes canker sores
The AtlanticAndres Pinto, professor at the School of Dental Medicine, discussed inflammation and genetics in relation to canker sores. “Using sophisticated computers, we can actually detect which genes are associated with what we see in the mouth,” Pinto said. “What I just said is a big step,” he added. “It took probably 30 years to develop that last sentence.”