NYT: Why Do Women Have More Autoimmune Diseases? Study Points to X Chromosome

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A recent study, published Thursday, offers a potential explanation as to why women may have more autoimmune diseases. The research suggests that a set of molecules that act on the extra X chromosome carried by women can sometimes confuse the immune system. It may be possible to base future experiments on these molecules in order to find future treatments.

To read the article by Carl Zimmer, click here.

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