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New study points to why so many more women develop lupus than men

Every year, 16,000 cases of are reported in the United States — 9 out of 10 of them in women. Scientists have long believed sex differences help explain women’s predisposition for the autoimmune disease. But researchers said last week that they may now have one explanation for why exactly the presence of two X chromosomes increases the chances that a person will develop

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