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Lupus Research Update: 2009 Volume 2

Volume 2, 2009 - Online Edition | In This Issue


Discovery of Gene Linked to Gender in Lupus >
Breakthrough: Risk Factors for Blood Clots in People With Lupus >
Congratulations, Mr. Johnson, on Corporate Citizenship Award! >
Looking Ahead to the Future of Genetic Research >
The Face of Lupus: Dani Garceau, Baltimore, Maryland >

Looking Ahead to the Future of Genetic Research

We are happy to report that initial review of applications for our new Functional Genomics and Molecular Genetic Pathways in SLE grants is extremely positive.

The Alliance for Lupus Research is very pleased with the quality of the applications we’ve received,” says Scientific Advisory Board Chair Dr. Mary Crow.

As you may recall, the new grants program grew out of the ALR-funded SLEGEN (the International SLE Genetics initiative), which last year released dramatic results linking 13 genes to lupus. The Functional Genomics and Molecular Genetic Pathways in SLE grants were created to encourage further investigation into the precise roles these genetic variants play in lupus.

“The funding that the ALR will be able to provide for these research projects should have an important impact on understanding and treating lupus,” says Dr. Crow.


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