Unlocking the Genetics of Autoimmunity


One in five Americans suffer from an autoimmune disease and 75% of those cases are women.

The genetic causes of autoimmunity are not yet defined and we want to find answers! Autoimmune diseases include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus (Systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE)
  • IBD (including Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Psoriasis
  • Graves’ disease
  • Hashimoto’s disease
  • Myasthenia graves
What you'll learn

After watching this webinar, you will gain a basic understanding of:

  • What autoimmunity is
  • Why MiraKind is interested in researching autoimmunity
  • The relationship between autoimmunity and cancer
  • What we know about autoimmunity and genetics
  • Ways you can get involved
Dr. Joanne Weidhaas
Dr. Joanne Weidhaas

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