Copy number variation & autoimmune diseases

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FCGR3B copy number variation is associated with susceptibility to systemic, but not organ-specific, autoimmunity. The “Brief Communication” in Nature is open access. Here’s a popular press summation.

Related: The HapMap and copy number variation. Potentially massive human genetic variation detected.

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  1. Interesting as always but once again genes are linked to the word susceptability not trigger.  
     
    +1 natural selection 
    -1 genes cause illness

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