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Scientists find a genetic cause of lupus

An international team of researchers has identified DNA mutations in a gene that senses viral RNA as a cause of the autoimmune disease lupus, paving the way for the development of new treatments.
20 May 2022
Written by Katherine Denyer
Research buzz
A butterfly, the symbol for lupus (due to the typical “butterfly rash”)
A butterfly, the symbol for lupus (due to the typical “butterfly rash”)

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