Oklahoma City researcher helps identify 10 new genes associated with lupus

Published: Monday, February 1, 2016 By: Jaclyn Cosgrove Source: NewsOK

When scientist Swapan Nath first started studying lupus, he thought his team might find a gene or two involved with the disease.

However, over the past 15 years, Nath has seen the field of lupus research change rapidly, as scientists' concepts of the disease evolved and they started finding out more and more about the autoimmune disorder.

Recently, Nath, who researches lupus at the Oklahoma-City based Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, led an international coalition of scientists who identified 10 new genes associated with lupus in Asians, who develop lupus at a higher rate than most other racial groups.

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