Autoimmune Disease

News on research and diagnostics in autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and more.

Researchers used fine mapping and other approaches to prioritize proposed coding and non-coding causal variants at rheumatoid arthritis- and type 1 diabetes-linked loci.

These differentially variable positions appear to implicate stress response in rheumatoid arthritis development and possibly in other autoimmune conditions.

Data for hundreds of thousands of participants led to 20 new risk loci for allergic rhinitis, which were further examined by functional annotation and fine mapping.

A Harvard Medical School-led team applied their SNP-seq and FREP approach to identify nearly 150 candidate functional SNPs for juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

The startup plans to harness single-cell genomics and computational analysis to discover therapies for autoimmune disease and cancer.

Hundreds of scientists have signed a letter criticizing the open-access Plan S, ScienceInsider reports.

A start-up company aiming to match cancer patients to treatments closes after about six weeks, Stat News reports.

NPR speaks with Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) about the US House of Representatives science committee.

In PLOS this week: somatic mutation associations unearthed in thousands of cancer exomes, pathogen detection assay, and more.