NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team led by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has found links between the binding sites of an Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) protein and genomic risk loci for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and other autoimmune diseases.

As the researchers reported in Nature Genetics today, they also found associations between hundreds of other transcription factors and risk loci for various diseases, including prostate cancer and breast cancer.

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