Abnormal 'editing' of gene messages may be a cause of lupus

Monday, May 19, 2008 - 15:42 in Biology & Nature

Researchers at Wake Forest University have uncovered evidence that the abnormal “editing” of gene messages in a type of white blood cell may be behind the development of lupus. Scientists hope the finding will lead to earlier diagnosis, a way to monitor patients` response to therapy and possibly a new way to treat the disease.

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