Environment Interaction Seen As Next Step in Lupus Genetics

Family genetic linkage studies, candidate gene analysis, and whole genome scans have helped researchers identify several gene polymorphisms associated with a high risk for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This work will help researchers put these genes into context, Marta E. Alarcón-Riquelme, MD, PhD, will report at the 8th International Congress on SLE.