NIAID's Role in Lupus Research
NIAID-supported research on autoimmune diseases, including lupus, focuses on
NIAID-supported studies have used cutting-edge technologies to perform genetic analyses comparing large cohorts of people with autoimmune diseases to healthy control subjects. These studies have revealed new genetic risk factors for individual autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), as well as gene variants that predispose a person to more than one autoimmune disease. Recently, researchers found three new genetic loci for SLE.
Last Updated February 25, 2009
Last Reviewed February 25, 2009