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Lupus genetic advance

21st January 2008

Scientists have been able to identify the genes which make up the immune system disease Lupus.

A team from Imperial College London looked at the genetic structure of 3,000 women and compared the genes of women who had lupus with those who did not have the disease.

Professor Timothy Vyse from Imperial College said: "This study represents a milestone in progress towards unravelling the secrets of the disease."



 

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Article Information

Title: Lupus genetic advance
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 5392
Date Added: 21st Jan 2008

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