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Archives for February 2014

Will My Kids Get Autoimmune? Sibling & First-Degree Relatives Research Gives Clues To Family Risk of Autoimmune

Examining the occurrence of disease in first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children) is a powerful method used to discern genetic versus non-genetic factors leading to disease.  Of the various familial connections, sibling comparisons are often more useful than others.  While the ultimate tool for parsing genetic from environmental/other causes is a study of identical twins raised in separate environments, this is

Advice for Autoimmune Moms + Research Update from the Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center

In my autoimmune research over the years, I’ve come across Dr. Noel Rose’s name many times.  Dr. Rose is a MD and PhD, and the Director of the Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center.  When I reached out to him to ask for an interview, he responded immediately, and we had what I hope will be the first of many