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Potential of personalized medicine indicated

gene variant responsible for lupus identified by medical researchers

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#1    FollowTheTrail

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:11 PM

''DNA sequencing of a lupus patient has identified a specific genetic mutation that is causing the disease, opening the way for personalized treatments. Researchers identified a variant in the TREX1 gene. This mutation caused the patient's cells to produce a molecule called interferon-alpha. Clinical trials are already underway for drugs to target interferon-alpha in adults...''



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Posted 19 August 2014 - 07:36 PM

So I no longer have to worry about getting lupus from lycanthropy victims  bites?

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:27 AM

View Postbubblykiss, on 19 August 2014 - 07:36 PM, said:

So I no longer have to worry about getting lupus from lycanthropy victims  bites?
Nope! Not anymore :P

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 08:38 AM

Well, that is good news indeed.

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