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Scientists Pinpoint Genetic Origins of More Than 20 Autoimmune Diseases

Scientists have discovered genetic links that could put them closer to finding better treatments for a range of diseases, including multiple sclerosis, juvenile diabetes, lupus and arthritis.    Their genetic research has led to a road map pinpointing the origins of 21 such autoimmune diseases.  The disorders are caused when the body’s immune system that is supposed to protect it, mistakenly attacks healthy tissues or organs. The genetic blueprint resulting from this...

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