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Gene variant points to lupus disease:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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A Swedish team says that the over-representation of the PDCD1 gene in humans is associated with susceptibility to lupus, a debilitating inflammatory condition. The PDCD1 gene affects the ability of the immune system to distinguish self from non-self molecules, note the researchers from the University of Uppsala, whose findings appear in Nature Genetics (December).

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