By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has won a $1.1 million grant from the US Department of Defense to use genomics studies to learn more about lupus risk, according to the Lupus Foundation of America.

Funded through the DoD's Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP), the research will examine the genomes of African Americans, who are at increased risk for lupus, to identify which genes are involved in increasing that risk.

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