It is common knowledge that lupus runs in families. In fact, primary relatives (siblings, parents, children) of a person with the condition have a three- to five-fold increased risk of developing the disease compared with the average person on the street. But until just the last decade, we haven’t known how increased risk of lupus could be inherited.
Figuring out how lupus runs in families has been complicated. Lupus is not like some genetic diseases carrying a high profile in the ...Continue Reading →