NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Lupus Research Institute, 23andMe, and Pfizer today announced the launch of a 5,000-patient study to investigate the genetics of lupus.

23andMe announced it would conduct the longitudinal study in January as part of a broader collaboration with Pfizer to conduct genome-wide association studies.

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